May 26, 1984

Bill ClintonToday in League HistoryMay 26, 1984—The League conducts an “abortion clinic blitz,” entering ten Chicago abortuaries in a single morning to pass out pro-life literature in the waiting rooms. These “Truth Teams” are often able to convince women scheduled for abortions, sometimes enlisting the aid of their companions, to leave before undergoing the procedure. Exactly ten years later to the date, President Bill Clinton would sign into law the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) bill, imposing the possibility of draconian fines and prison sentences for engaging in this type of life-saving pro-life activity. The “Truth Teams” would virtually disappear under FACE.

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