Highland, Ind.—As the Indiana legislature works to tighten abortion pill regulations, Hoosiers will have opportunity to face the truth about abortion and its deadly results. Thursday, March 21, the Pro-Life Action League will bring the bold visual displays of its Face the Truth Tour to northwest Indiana.
Pro-life witnesses will line the roads in Hammond, Highland, and Merrillville, holding pictures of beautiful babies in their mothers’ wombs, juxtaposed with huge graphic photographs of aborted babies. The dramatic display will visually expose the tragedy of their tiny broken bodies—an ugly truth that Americans must not ignore.
This controversial tactic always meets with some level of opposition, but the goal is not to offend or to shock, but rather to raise awareness and change attitudes. Face the Truth allows people to confront the horrible injustice of abortion with their own eyes—and when they do, they are more likely to do something to try and prevent that injustice.
Eric Scheidler, director of the Pro-Life Action League which has coordinated Truth Tours for over a dozen years, has seen these public awareness tours generate immediate positive results. “Again and again, women have stopped to thank us,” he explained. “Women who were considering abortion, or were even scheduled to have abortions, have had a change of heart when they saw our pictures.” Scheidler points to those children’s lives to explain why the Pro-Life Action League will continue organizing these important public education tours.
Participants in the Northwest Indiana Face the Truth Tour will begin sharing their life-saving message at 9:30 a.m. along 165th Street and Calumet Avenue in Hammond. At 11:30 a.m., Face the Truth will line the streets at Indianapolis Boulevard and Ridge Road in Highland, bringing drivers a dose of graphic reality. At 3 p.m., the Pro-Life Action League and friends will take the lifesaving message to the final location of the day, the busy intersection of Broadway and Route 30 in Merrillville. The full itinerary for March 21 Tour is available at prolifeaction.org/truth/tours.php.