April 5, 1997

Antonin ScaliaToday in League HistoryApril 5, 1997—League Director Joe Scheidler attends the Institute for Religious Life banquet in Mundelein, Illinois, at which U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia (pictured left) is giving the keynote address. During the cocktail hour, Joe asks Justice Scalia how the Supreme Court can be so callous towards sidewalk counselors outside abortion facilities, noting that his wife Ann talked a woman out of abortion that very morning. Scalia appears surprised to learn that pro-lifers actually dissuade women from having abortions, rather than just making their presence felt.

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