Nation’s posterity is its future ... unless they’ve been aborted

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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The man who's considered the "father of the pro-life movement" says four decades of murdering America's unborn children has sent the nation backward.

As the nation this week marks the 40th anniversary of legalization of abortion on demand, the fight continues to overturn the Supreme Court ruling and at the same time reduce the demand.

Joe Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League in Chicago, who has been dubbed the father of pro-life activism, continues to speak out against the legalized killing of the unborn. Scheidler looks back to January 22, 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion.


"We realized that the nation had taken a step so far backward that we were practically no longer a free nation -- that we were going to kill our posterity; that for the full term of pregnancy, a woman could have an abortion for any reason or virtually no reason," he laments.

The pro-life icon says when a nation kills off its posterity through abortion, it heads backwards -- the direction he says America has taken "for the past 40 years."

Over those years, Scheidler has been arrested for activist activities more than a dozen times while the movement evolved. "And then we started having our conferences with former abortionists who had come over to our side and we would have them come and speak to us," he shares. "We made films about this."

He also cites modern technology such as sonograms for helping to demonstrate the humanity of the unborn child, pro-life counselors who have continued to convince women walking into abortions clinics not to kill their babies, and states that are passing more pro-life laws.

Scheidler says while that means progress, a lot of work remains yet to be done in the pro-life movement.

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