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