Here is the Thursday e-mail press release from Thomas Ciesielka of TC Public Relations:
(July 10, 2014 – Chicago) Abortion ceases to be just another “issue” when the Pro-Life Action League takes to the street with images of aborted babies. The Chicago-based group run by Eric Scheidler has been showing these images in public for 15 years and will show them again, beginning this Friday.
“When we show the victims, abortion comes front-and-center into a community and this gets people talking about it,” explained Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League. “Precisely because abortion is so astoundingly destructive — and has touched so very many lives — nobody wants to talk about it. That silence must be broken, and that’s why we continue to jumpstart these conversations.”
From July 11 through July 19, Face the Truth Tour will appear at busy intersections throughout Chicago and the suburbs, with pro-life advocates displaying large posters that accurately depict the graphic reality of abortion, juxtaposed with beautiful pictures of living children, both born and unborn.
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One significant stop on the Face the Truth Tour will be on its final day, Saturday, July 19, which begins outside the controversial Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Aurora. The clinic has generated continued opposition from residents, churches and area pro-life groups, since its embattled opening in October 2007. It was the largest abortion facility in the country at the time and remains the subject of ongoing protests and lawsuits.
Two days of the Face the Truth Tour will be devoted to downtown Chicago, with graphic displays at Daley Plaza, Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station, Grant Park, the Art Institute, and the South Loop.
WHAT: The Face the Truth Tour will be at busy intersections, featuring pro-life advocates displaying large posters that accurately depict the graphic reality of abortion, juxtaposed with beautiful pictures of living children, both born and unborn.
WHEN: Friday, July 11, through Saturday, July 19, 2014
WHERE: The schedule of communities the Face the Truth Tour will visit follows. Time and location details are available at http://prolifeaction.org/truth/tours.php.
- Friday, July 11: Far southwest suburban Joliet and Shorewood
- Saturday, July 12: Chicago north side (Jefferson Park, Avondale, and West DePaul)
- Monday, July 14 & Tuesday, July 15: Downtown Chicago
- Wednesday, July 16: Chicago west side (Pilsen), and near west suburban Cicero and Maywood
- Thursday, July 17: Northwest suburban Lake Zurich, Palatine, and Arlington Heights
- Friday, July 18: Chicago south side (Washington Heights), and southwest suburban Oak Lawn and Chicago Ridge
- Saturday, July 19: Far west suburban Aurora and Naperville
WHO: Pro-Life Action League and concerned citizens
- Poster-sized images of aborted babies
- Pro-life supporters praying and protesting at busy intersections and along major roadways
- Likely counter protests
- Negative and positive reactions from passersby
On-site contact: Eric Scheidler, Executive Director, Pro-Life Action League, 773.251.8792 (cell)
To arrange a media interview: Tom Ciesielka, 312.422.1333, email@example.com
The Face the Truth Tour always meets with some opposition, however Scheidler emphasized that the goal is not to offend or to shock, but rather to raise awareness and change attitudes. “The Face the Truth Tour allows people to confront the horrible injustice of abortion with their own eyes,” he explained. “And when they do, they are more likely to take action to prevent that injustice, even if they resent having to see it.”
One woman who has been a regular participant in the annual Face the Truth Tour remarked that she never looks forward to going out on the street and showing pictures of abortion victims. In fact, she dreads it, and prays for the day that is will no longer be necessary to show people the violent and ugly reality of what abortion does to unborn children.
The Pro-Life Action League’s Face the Truth Tours in Illinois and Indiana have inspired similar initiatives in other states, including Arizona, California, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin, as well as in Washington, DC and Canada.
To learn more about Face the Truth Tour and the life-saving work of the Pro-Life Action League, view the two-minute Face the Truth video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UT5zSsHxA8 or read more at http://prolifeaction.org/truth.
About the Pro-Life Action League
The Pro-Life Action League was founded by Joe Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving babies from abortion through direct action. Not content to await a political or judicial solution to abortion, the League seeks to stop the killing of unborn children right now through all available peaceful means, including public protest, sidewalk counseling, education, youth outreach, and national leadershi
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