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)...
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
And yes, we danced! I learned the Electric Slide even.
On the right side is first a photo of Bobby and Lila, then one of Bobby and me.
Rich 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.
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]
Gosh. Is it really, totally, and fully a pro-life party if Randall Terry isn't there?Posted by: Cranky Catholic at February 17, 2010 4:25 PM
Great photos and story. We will eagerly await a group dancing video for an upcoming Lunch Break. :o)Posted by: LauraLoo at February 17, 2010 4:32 PM
I have to say it. Lila Rose is really cute. Just saying...Posted by: psalm at February 17, 2010 5:26 PM
You said it, Psalm, she's gorgeous!! Some man will be very lucky some day!Posted by: Peg at February 17, 2010 5:29 PM
What a beautiful prolife crowd!!Posted by: carla at February 17, 2010 6:05 PM
And Lila's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.
Thanks, Carla!Posted by: Jill Stanek at February 17, 2010 8:39 PM
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!Posted by: Tommy D at February 17, 2010 9:39 PM
"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.Posted by: Lori Pieper at February 17, 2010 9:47 PM
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!Posted by: Alicia at February 18, 2010 9:36 AM
John Paul Deddens is such a baller..Posted by: Greg at February 18, 2010 9:47 AM
geez JP i didn't know you were that famous. getting mentioned on blogs with over 50,000 visitors a month! you're my hero.
imho- he's the youthful face the pro-life movement needs! he has so much to offer!Posted by: Jerry at February 18, 2010 8:22 PM
Partying pro life style, I love it!Posted by: Abortion Support at February 18, 2010 11:23 PM
Now that's more like it; you've got Fr. Euteneuer! (however Fr. Pavone is missing)Posted by: Joan Heatherington at February 21, 2010 8:05 PM