For the Pro-Life Action League’s first “Face the Truth” day of 2013, we were pleased to take the show on the road to northwest Indiana at the invitation of Lake County Right to Life based in Highland, Indiana.
The tour had been over a year in the offing, but finally schedules aligned and on March 21, we set out from Chicago to take the truth about abortion to three sites on the streets of Hammond, Highland, and Merrillville, Indiana.
League staff all agreed it was the coldest Face the Truth day in recent memory with temperatures in the mid-teens at the first site. Still, over 20 stalwart activists came out and made the day a huge success.
Law enforcement confiscated two of our industrial sized warning signs in Hammond, citing a city ordinance. We believe the confiscation was not covered by the ordinance and are looking into the legality of their actions, but thankfully we were able to recover them during the second site.
Other than that, the day was surprisingly quiet. There was nearly no yelling or negative hand gestures at all till the third site. Perhaps passersby were too cold to roll down their windows! In any case, there was a great abundance of thumbs up and words of encouragement. Lunch was graciously provided by Lake County Right to Life and the fine pro-life ownership of Carriage Court Pizza.
It was a great start to our spring Face the Truth effort and we can’t wait to get back to northwest Indiana for more activism with our new friends there!
Check out a slideshow of pictures from the day below: