Today in League History

May 18, 1994

May 18, 1994—The National Organization for Women (NOW) issues a statement saying they have amended their complaint in the NOW…

Law and Politics

May 17, 2009

May 17, 2009—The League coordinates with several other pro-life groups to host a massive demonstration opposing President Barack Obama’s commencement…


May 16, 1988

May 16, 1988—League staffer Tim Murphy visits Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois (pictured right), as part of the…


May 15, 1984

May 15, 1984—League Director Joe Scheidler goes undercover at the National Abortion Federation convention in Los Angeles. He is recognized…


May 14, 1987

May 14, 1987—League Director Joe Scheidler watches the movie “Holy Terror” for the first time. The movie was produced by…


May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008—The League conducts the first-ever Face the Truth Tour in South Dakota, visiting Sioux Falls and Rapid City…


March 12, 2007

March 12, 2007—League Director Eric Scheidler leads 80 pro-life activists in a picket at the site of a closed abortion…


May 5, 2007

May 5, 2007—League Director Joe Scheidler travels to Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia where the next morning he is…

League News

May 10, 1984

May 10, 1984—The first national pro-life activism conference runs begins in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, bringing together pro-life leaders interested in…


May 9, 1987

May 9, 1987—League Director Joe Scheidler leads Eureka, California pro-lifers in a picket outside of the local Planned Parenthood clinic….


May 8, 2007

May 8, 2007—Judge David Coar (pictured right) enters final judgment in the long-running NOW v. Scheidler case, formally clearing League…

Law and Politics

May 7, 1984

May 7, 1984—The League pickets Judge Hubert Will for his ruling invalidating Illinois’ Parental Notification law. The Chicago Sun-Times covers…