Thursday, August 7, 2014

'Face the Truth Tour' Forces Discussion of Abortion's Violent Reality

Pro-Life Action League's Images of Aborted Babies Return to Streets of Rockford August 12

Contact: Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations,

ROCKFORD, Ill., Aug. 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- With the recent Supreme Court rulings in high-profile Hobby Lobby v. Burwell and McCullen v. Coakley cases, the abortion issue has been all over the news lately. But just how aware are people of the stark reality of abortion and what it does to its tiny, defenseless unborn victims? OnTuesday, August 12, the Pro-Life Action League returns to Rockford to display the truth about abortion to make it more than just another issue in the news.

"The Face the Truth Tour allows people to confront the horrible injustice of abortion with their own eyes," explained Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League. "And when they do, it becomes more than just another hot-button issue. It becomes personal. When people see abortion for themselves, they are more likely to do what they can to stop it."

WHAT: The Face the Truth Tour will appear at three separate busy Rockford intersections, 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.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central)

WHERE: Rockford, Illinois
WHO: Pro-Life Action League and concerned Rockford citizens

  • Poster-sized images of aborted babies juxtaposed with pictures of live infants
  • Additional pro-life signage (e.g. Abortion is Not Healthcare, Stop Abortion Now)
  • Pro-life supporters praying, advocating life, and denouncing abortion at busy intersections along major roadways
  • Possible 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,

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: or read more at

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 leadership.