December 2nd, Chicago Illinois -
Joe Sheidler, known as the Green Beret of the pro life movement, received a cowardly attack last night at his home in Chicago, Illinois. At approximately 2 am December 2nd, Sheidler and his wife were awakened by breaking glass. They went downstairs to investigate but saw nothing and returned to bed. This morning they came downstairs to a very cold house. Curtains had prevented the couple from seeing the damage.
Bricks, attached with a note, had been thrown through their window. The notes says “we”, but the number of participants is not known. Last night the Illinois Choice Action Team (state NARAL chapter) held a “clinic escort” training on Chicago’s north side. A few hours late, bricks are thrown through the Sheidlers’ windows a few miles away. In talking with Joe Sheidler’s son Eric, he said he grew up with constant death threats but hadn’t seen anything serious since the 90’s. Last night’s attack “shows two things”, Eric said.
“1. Desperation of pro abortionists that realize they have no case. Defending the killing of children in the womb is so wrong that they have to resort to calling us fascist.
2. The incredible sorrow and sadness of hurt through abortion…shows how deeply wounded they are.”
Eric showed no anger but only compassion saying,
“We didn’t know these people before, but now we have someone to pray for specifically, to pray to the Holy Spirit- that they will know His love.”
Truly the people who did this are hurting and very angry. Some people, when hurt, want the world to hurt with them while others like the Sheidlers want no one to hurt. Most pro choice people aren’t really for choices. They should state that they are pro choice to kill an innocent baby. Their argument to us is that they want the “right” to kill though they don’t say it that way. They aren’t fighting for adoption or keeping a baby but the right to kill any baby inside the womb at any time.
The Sheidlers have been very active in defending life. Like any life battles there is great reward in the victory. There is always a victory when someone chooses life. Thanks to all pro life people who stand no matter what the threat. So many lives are counting on you. Heroes save lives.