May 2, 1988

Joe Scheidler being arrestedToday in League HistoryMay 2, 1988—League Directors Joe Scheidler and Andy Scholberg help cooridinate an Operation Rescue demonstration of 750 pro-lifer activists at a Manhattan abortion clinic, and are among 503 rescuers arrested for sitting in and blocking the entrance to the abortuary. Also arrested are two Jewish Rabbis, the New York auxiliary Bishop Austin Vaughn and football star Mark Bavaro of the New York Giants. Abortion facilities around New York City are shut down during the week-long rescue campaign.

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