Mainstream Media Puts Young Pro-Lifers Front and Center

Cover Story Breaks Ground in Presenting Pro-Life Point of View

Corrina Gura (right) is a projects coordinator for the Pro-Life Action League in Chicago. Brian J. Morowczynski Photo for RedEye

CHICAGO - In an unusual move by mainstream media, a major daily newspaper in Chicago has published a groundbreaking cover story which delivers a balanced debate between pro-life and pro-abortion activists in the Millennial generation, the next influential voting bloc in America.

The story in today's RedEye, an edition of the Chicago Tribune, centers on the abortion debate among young people, right at a time when Congress is weighing the place of abortion in the new health care bill. Reporter Leonor Vivanco balances the story between pro-life and pro-abortion Millennials, interviewing members of the Pro-Life Action League and other pro-life organizations, as well as a NARAL Pro-Choice America representative. Corrina Gura, projects coordinator for the Pro-Life Action League, was featured in the article and in a photo on the front page of the RedEye, and League assistant communications director Matt Yonke is featured in the article, as well.

"What's most encouraging to me is that this story offers true balance on the contentious abortion issue," said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League. "The RedEye is facing the abortion issue head-on with enough courage to give both sides a hearing. What's more, the article shows a younger face of the pro-life movement that is reaching out to the culture in exciting new ways." Click here to read the full story.

Contact: Tom Ciesielka
Publish Date: December 23, 2009
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