Eric Scheidler is the Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, founded in
1980 by his father, veteran pro-lifer leader Joe Scheidler in order to fight abortion
through non-violent direct action.
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
Since August 2007, Eric has headed the grassroots pro-life group Fox Valley Families
Against Planned Parenthood, which is dedicated to shutting down the largest abortion
facility in the Midwest which opened in Aurora, Illinois. In 2012,Eric co-directed a nation-
wide series of Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies in opposition to the Obamacare
HHS Mandate, which forces employer health plans to provide free contraceptives and
Most recently, Eric has expanded and mobilized his nation-wide network of local pro-life
leaders as one of the three national co-directors of #ProtestPP, a coalition of pro-life
groups formed to protest Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in aborted fetal tissue and
boost the pro-life presence at their abortion facilities.
Eric speaks frequently on pro-life issues to audiences around the United States and
internationally. He lives in Aurora, Illinois with his wife April and their eight children.
There is no charge for our Banquet, however a financial appeal will be made.