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Pro-Life Activists Protesting Chicago's Attempt to Kill Free Speech Rights Outside Abortion Clinics

Proposed "bubble zone" would prohibit pro-lifers from coming within eight feet of any person approaching an abortion facility

Contact: Eric Scheidler, Communications Director, Pro-Life Action League, 773-251-8792; Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net

CHICAGO, Oct. 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following media advisory is submitted by the Pro-Life Action League:

When: Wednesday, October 7
9:00 am - Protest starts
9:30 am - Media conference

What: Chicago abortionists, led by Planned Parenthood, are pushing the Chicago City Council to adopt a new "bubble zone" ordinance, which would make sidewalk counseling nearly impossible in Chicago.

The Pro-Life Action League has organized a protest at City Hall to send a message to Chicago's leaders that stopping their free speech with an unconstitutional ordinance is unacceptable.

Where: Chicago City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street

Who: Over 100 protesters expected to be outside City Halls with picket signs.

A press conference organized by the Pro-Life Action League will include the following speakers:

Joe Scheidler, National Director, Pro-Life Action League

Shannon Buckner, Sidewalk counselor at Planned Parenthood

Catherine Mieding, Sidewalk counselor at Family Planning Associates

Myra, statement from mother who decided against abortion because of pro-life sidewalk counselors and is grateful for the life of her child

Peter Breen, attorney with Thomas More Society, defenders of the First Amendment Rights of pro-life activists.

Visuals: Chicago City Hall building
Pro-Life protesters with signs

Eric Scheidler, Communications Director, Pro-Life Action League:
Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations 312-422-1333 tc@tcpr.net