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U.S. motorist see truth about abortion on first annual ‘pro-life bridges day’

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CHICAGO, Illinois, June 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The first National Pro-Life Bridges Day message that “Abortion takes a human life” reached an estimated more than 1,000,000 last Friday as teams of pro-lifers stationed themselves on highway overpasses across the U.S. holding banners. 

The event sponsored by the Pro-Life Action League took place in more than 50 cities across the United States.

“It was the first national event of its kind,” Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler told LifeSiteNews. 

Pro-life banners were displayed in all types of weather, nationwide, said Scheidler, including heavy rain in several Midwestern cities and extreme heat in the South, with temperatures topping out at 103 degrees in Waco, Texas.

Response from the public was quite positive, he added.

"In all my years of doing witnessing, I’ve never heard as many car horns and seen as many thumbs up or waving to us as we did today!" the team leader in Akron, Ohio reported.

In Hamilton, New Jersey, several drivers stopped at a nearby scenic overlook to take pictures of the signs held on a pedestrian overpass.

The team in Santa Cruz, California, was so inspired by this project, Scheidler told LifeSiteNews, they plan to head back out on their highway overpass this coming Friday, June 29.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma a driver even stopped to pass out bottles of water to the pro-life sign-holders, telling them, "Keep up the good work!"

The local NBC News affiliate in South Bend, Indiana featured the local Pro-Life Bridges Day effort in a news story.

The goal National Pro-Life Bridges Day was to get people thinking and talking about abortion, said Scheidler, something most people would rather avoid.

He noted that polls show that most Americans agree with the statement that abortion takes a human life, and the event was an invitation for people to face the moral and social implications of this reality.

Local team leaders for National Pro-Life Bridges Day were provided a legal memo from the Thomas More Society explaining the legality of the project.

Scheidler and his staff are planning to expand National Pro-Life Bridges Day in the future with additional cities and other pro-life messages on the banners.

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