Eric Scheidler

Eric Scheidler is the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League



Eric Scheidler is the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, founded in 1980 by his father, veteran pro-life leader Joe Scheidler, to fight abortion through non-violent direct action. He is the oldest of the seven Scheidler children.

Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in English studies from the University of Georgia. From 1998 to 2002, he served as assistant director of The GIFT Foundation, an organization devoted to enriching Christian marriage.

Since August 2007, Eric has headed the grassroots pro-life group Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois — called "Ground Zero" by abortion supporters and opponents alike — which is dedicated to shutting down the largest abortion facility in the Midwest, opened in Aurora, Illinois under a cloud of deception and controversy. He consults regularly with activists across the country on fighting Planned Parenthood at the local level.

Eric Scheidler coordinates many League events, including the Face the Truth Tours, and other League protests and campaigns. Eric speaks frequently on pro-life activism, marriage and the family to audiences across the the United States and internationally.

Eric also handles media relations and oversees League print and digital publications, including the Action News newspaper. He also assists other pro-life organizations in more effectively communicating the pro-life message.
He lives in Aurora, Illinois, with his wife, April, and their eight children.

Eric blogs at Square Zero and Families Against Planned Parenthood.

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