Pro-life activist Scheidler to speak in Henry May 6

HENRY — Joseph Scheidler, national director of the Pro-Life Action League, will deliver a talk on Wednesday, May 6, at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 401 South St.

Scheidler’s talk, to begin at 6 p.m., is sponsored by the Henry Knights of Columbus. It is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

Scheidler will speak on the spiritual dimensions of the pro-life movement and the role of the Knights of Columbus in the battle to protect human life.

A nationally known speaker on the abortion issue and the importance of pro-life activism, Scheidler is the author of “CLOSED: 88 Ways to Stop Abortion,” and has produced videos on peaceful pro-life demonstrations and sidewalk counseling.

Due to their activism, in 1986 he and other pro-life protesters were sued by the National Organization for Women under a federal mob racketeering statute. They were convicted in 1998, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the verdict in 2003.

For more information on Scheidler, visit the Web site of the Pro-Life Action League at prolifeaction.org.

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