View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Pro-abortion vandalism targetting pro-lifers continues

We always hear Sanger’s Sirens harping on “pro-life violence.”“ The media sucks it up, and so we are stereotyped. (Sort of like most Muslims, who are not violent, are being painted with a broad brush because of the violent minority)

Anyway, here’s some information about the other side.

This is, of course, on top of the ongoing pro-abortion violence of killing babies and scarring women.

Steven Ertelt Editor
March 21, 2006

Rockford, IL ( -- There's an old adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." Pro-life advocates have tried 10 times to keep an advertisement they've taken out on a bus bench in a highly trafficked area of time from being vandalized.

Abortion activists keep hitting it again and again.

A local pro-life group rented the bus bench three weeks ago and various pro-life message continue to be vandalized.

Abortion advocates spray painted over one slogan saying “Women deserve better than abortion,” and they have scratched off others.

A picture of a baby attached to the bench in another ad was stolen and the incidents have been reported to local police.

Kevin Rilott of Rockford, a spokesman for the pro-life group, told the Rockford Register Star newspaper he's disappointed that abortion advocates don't respect free speech.

“It’s just affecting someone and made them very angry,” he said. “We know it’s a controversial issue, but if we can't peacefully express our opinion, it’s not what our county is about.”

Rockford indicated the group has contracted advertising on the bus bench through November and will keep on putting up new slogans when older ones are defaced.

This vandalism follows several news stories across the nation where abortion advocates have vandalized pro-life property.

Pro-abortion students at Harvard University torn down posters the pro-life student group posted, subway signs in San Francisco have been repeatedly defaced, and pro-life students at Baylor University have seen their share of vandalism as well.

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