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Anti-Abortion Tour Returns to Aurora, Naperville Area July 19

Tour kicks off July 11 with stops in nearby communities.

Demonstrators display sometimes graphic anti-abortion signs at prominent area intersections as part of the "Face the Truth" tour. Credit: Patch file photo
Demonstrators display sometimes graphic anti-abortion signs at prominent area intersections as part of the "Face the Truth" tour. Credit: Patch file photo
The Pro-Life Action League will bring its anti-abortion demonstration back to the Aurora area on Saturday, July 19.

For the ninth year, demonstrators will stand at intersections bearing signs as part of the annual "Face the Truth" tour. Friday marks the first stop on the tour.

The group is known for its outspoken opposition to abortion, which often includes demonstrations using graphic images of aborted fetuses.

Demonstrations are scheduled at the following times and locations:
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.: Aurora Planned Parenthood, Eoloa Road and New York Street
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Washington Street and Ogden avenue
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.: Fox Valley Mall, Route 59 and Aurora Avenue/New York Street
Because some images being used by demonstrators are disturbing, organizers typically place signs three-quarters of a mile before the demonstration sign to alert motorists.

On its website, the Pro-Life Action League explains its reasons for using graphic images of abortion:

"While [drivers] may find the pictures disturbing as they pass by, we see no evidence that any real harm is done. In fact, a child who sees the truth about abortion may be spared grave harm later in life by avoiding any involvement with abortion."

The organization has demonstrations planned throughout the Chicago area and suburbs July 11 through July 19. View a schedule of planned demonstrations here.
CB July 11, 2014 at 08:46 AM
They have their freedom of speech
John July 11, 2014 at 09:50 AM
Very nice, Roy. CB is correct, they have this freedom. I applaud them for putting a real face on this issue. Woman who are considering this need to know the reality of what they're doing. The left has tried to cover this up by using words like 'choice' and 'her body'. If we want to have an intelligent conversation on this topic then let's start by stating the facts. You don't have to agree with them but the left is so hypocritical about these topics that it makes intelligent conversation almost impossible.
Frank Bernard July 11, 2014 at 02:27 PM
Hey Roy, so killing innocent babies is OK with you, and people who try to stop the slaughter of over 40 MILLION innocent babies since Roe V Wade are A$$HOLES, you are a freaking COWARD!!!
Roy Rumaner July 11, 2014 at 07:33 PM
So let me get this straught. When it is something you agree with it is freedom of spech but when it isnt i am not afforded the same freedom. And as far as abortion, i dont consider an embryo a baby until it us born so screw you who think you are the moral voice for evrryone.
Sandee Dumas July 19, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Okay, freedom of speech is one thing, but these people truly were assholes, and there's just no other way to put it! They were blocking public sidewalks, many of them actually had chairs in the middle of the sidewalks and were actually blocking people from going around them, one woman I saw actually verbally got into it with someone, and another idiot actually pretty much stepped out in front of my car and almost got hit and almost caused an accident since I was being tailgated. They're jerks, and they definately don't belong along our streets. As a parent and all, I don't want my kids exposed to these idiots!

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