SPOTLIGHT: The Dynamic Pro-Life Duo

Written by Benjamin Smith

On this edition of Illinois Family Spotlight, Joe and Ann Scheidler join us to discuss some of their experiences during their 44 years of pro-life activism. Joe and Ann touch upon life issues before the courts and legislatures in Springfield and Washington D.C. and discuss the overall progress of communicating the pro-life message.

At the time of this podcast recording, Joe was just shy of turning 90 years old. He is the Founder and National Director of the Pro-Life Action League, and his wife Ann is the Vice President. They have been married for over 50 years and have seven children and 24 grandchildren.

Mentioned in the podcast: “Face the Truth” Tour

This summer the Pro-Life Action League will once again sponsor the Chicago Area Face the Truth Tour from Friday, July 7th through Saturday, July 15th. Participants will visit sites throughout the Chicago area, holding pictures of beautiful unborn babies and huge signs depicting the victims of abortion.

Join Joe, Ann and dozens of other pro-life warriors as we silently and prayerfully confront the culture with the truth about abortion.

Friday, July 7: Joliet Area

9:00-10:30 Joliet: Jefferson Street and N. Larkin Avenue (map)

11:30-1:00 Shorewood: Route 59 and Black Road (map)

3:00-4:30 Joliet: Route 59 and Caton Farm Road (map)

Saturday, July 8: Western Suburbs

9:00-10:30 Westmont: Cass Avenue and Ogden Avenue (map)

11:30-1:00 Villa Park: Roosevelt Road and Summit Avenue (map)

3:00-4:30 Elmhurst: Route 83 and St. Charles Road (map)

Monday, July 10: Downtown Chicago

11:30-1:00 Daley Plaza: Meet at Washington Street and Clark Street (map)

2:00-3:30 Art Institute: Meet at Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street (map)

4:30-6:00 Union Station and Ogilvie Station: Meet at Madison Street and Wacker Drive (map)

Tuesday, July 11: Northwest Suburbs

9:00-10:30 Lake Zurich: Rand Road (Route 12) and Main Street (map)

11:30-1:00 Palatine: Rand Road (Route 12) and Dundee Road (map)

3:00-4:30 Arlington Heights: Rand Road (Route 12) and Arlington Heights Road (map)

Wednesday, July 12: Near West Suburbs

9:00-10:30 Forest Park: First Avenue and Roosevelt Road (map)

11:30-1:00 Berwyn: Harlem Avenue and Ogden Avenue (map)

3:00-4:30 Cicero: Cicero Avenue and Cermak Road (map)

Thursday, July 13: Southwest Suburbs

9:00-10:30 Crestwood: Cicero Avenue and Cal Sag Road (map)

11:30-1:00 Orland Park: 159th Street and La Grange Road (map)

3:00-4:30 Mokena: 191st Street and La Grange Road (map)

Friday, July 14: South Side

9:00-10:30 Chicago: South Deering 95th Street and Stony Island Avenue (map)

11:30-1:00 Oak Lawn: 95th Street and Cicero Avenue (map)

3:00-4:30 Chicago Ridge: 95th Street and Ridgeland Avenue (map)

Saturday, July 15: Western Suburbs

9:00-10:30 Aurora: (Planned Parenthood) Eola Road and New York Street (map)

11:30-1:00 Naperville: Washington Street and Ogden Avenue (map)

3:00-4:30 Aurora: (Fox Valley Mall) Route 59 and Aurora Avenue/New York Street (map)

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