Chicago—The Pro-Life Action League will kick off its Summer 2011 Face the Truth Tour on Friday, July 8 in Joliet, Illinois and will continue through the suburbs and City of Chicago until July 16.
It’s a dose of reality that people need to see. “Reality TV is huge. Reality about abortion…not so much,” explained one supporter of last year’s Face the Truth tour. In a tell-all society, obsessed with the “right to know,” many people choose to remain blissfully ignorant about the almost 4,000 children per day whose lives are terminated through legalized abortion.
When pro-life witnesses line the roads at selected locations through the month of July, they will display pictures of beautiful preborn babies juxtaposed with huge graphic photographs of aborted babies, visually exposing the tragedy of their tiny broken bodies.
It is a controversial tactic, always generating some level of offended opposition, but it is without doubt an honest one. “It’s not pretty,” agrees Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, the organization that coordinates the Face the Truth tours. Reality TV allows viewers to confront their own fears, weight problems or bad fashion sense, and invites them to change. Through the Face the Truth tour, the pro-life movement allows people to confront the ugly reality of abortion, inviting them to reconsider the issue and do something to try and prevent it.
Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, reports that past Face the Truth tours have generated immediate positive results. “We’ve had women come to us and thank us,” he explained. “With their abortions already scheduled, they saw our pictures and it changed their hearts.” And that’s why the Pro-Life Action League will continue to organize this important public education campaign.
Participants in the Summer 2011 Face the Truth tour will share their life-saving message in Joliet and Shorewood on Friday, July 8. On Saturday, July 9, Face the Truth heads west to Aurora and Naperville. Downtown Chicago will get a dose of graphic reality on Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12. Elmhurst, Westmont and Wheaton will host the lifesaving displays on Wednesday, July 13. On Thursday, July 14, the Pro-Life Action League and friends will take the message to the northwest suburban streets of Lake Zurich, Palatine and Arlington Heights. Chicago’s south side welcomes the tour on Friday, July 15, and the summer witness wraps up on the north shore with Saturday, July 16, stops in Niles, Evanston and Lincolnwood. Time and location details for the Summer 2011 Face the Truth tour are available here.
Learn more about the Face the Truth tour and the life-affirming work of the Pro-Life Action League in a new two-minute video here.