Dancing with the pro-life stars

Pro-life group One More Soul hosted a unique fund-raising event Saturday called Dancing with the Pro-Life Stars.
New Executive Director Jenn Giroux called on many of her pro-life friends to make an appearance, and we were glad to help. Read more about the event at Pro-Life Action League’s blog. Here’s a group shot (click to enlarge)…
Bobby Schindler, group, dancing with the pro-life stars.jpg

Back row, from left: Fr. Tom Euteneuer of Human Life International; Brian Gail, author of the book Fatherless; David Bereit of 40 Days for Life, Joe Scheidler of Pro-Life Action League; Bobby Schindler of the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation
Front row, from left: Jenn Giroux of One More Soul; Lila Rose of LiveAction.org, Dr. Janet Smith, author of Contraception: Why Not; me
And yes, we danced! I learned the Electric Slide even.
Bobby Schindler, Lila Rose 2.jpgOn the right side is first a photo of Bobby and Lila, then one of Bobby and me.

and I drove to Cincinnati from Chicago. After we were well on our way, I realized I left my purse – and driver’s license – in the other car. Oh, well. We decided nothing would happen and I drove on.
Rich, Lila, Bobby and I drove to and from the event together. On our way back to the hotel – at 1 a.m. – I accidentally turned the wrong way on a one-way street and had to turn back around – with a car full of young pro-lifers following us.
Bobby Schindler, Jill Stanek.jpgWouldn’t you know, a cop was at the stop light watching the entire time. He followed us to the hotel, and I thought this was the big one, I was going to jail.
But our clean-cut youngsters, led by John-Paul Deddens, head of Students for Life of IL, greased the skids for us, chatting with the officer until we walked up. By then he knew we were not drunks, just lost out-of-towners, and let us go.
Or maybe it was the cookie Bobby offered him. Not sure. Anyway, I escaped disaster – God graciously allowed me to avoid a well-deserved consequence that night!
[Photos via Bobby Schindler]

13 thoughts on “Dancing with the pro-life stars”

  1. It was great to meet you at the event, Jill! And that’s my brother-in-law, John-Paul. He’s always saving the day!

  2. “And Lila’s as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.”
    I’ve been very impressed by her whenever I’ve heard her talk. Youth, beauty, poise, intelligence and true femininity. (Gloria Steinem in her heyday only wished she looked this good!)
    I’m glad hers is the youthful face of the pro-life movement.

  3. +JMJ+
    Praise God for good leadership…and I have to say, that John-Paul from Students for Life of Illinois is a real go-getter! God-willing, these young adults will continue to respond to God’s call to be instruments for the Gospel of Life!

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