(April 7, 2017 – Chicago, IL) As Christians worldwide mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, the Pro-Life Action League leads Christians across America in A Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion, commemorating the deaths of nearly 60 million children lost to abortion since its legalization in 1973. Abortion facilities coast-to coast will be visited by somber crowds engaged in prayer and meditation on this Christian holy day.
“No one is untouched by the crushing guilt upon our society for allowing the deliberate destruction of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters,” explained Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League and national coordinator of the event. “Whether we have actively supported so-called ‘reproductive rights’ or we’ve merely looked the other way while these children’s lives are ended, their blood is on our hands.”
“There are many things wrong in our world today, but this intentional killing of our young is among the most heinous. As Christians, we seek Christ’s forgiveness for our sins. This sin of killing our own children is one that our society must repent of. If we cannot protect the infant in the womb, we will never truly be a civilized, compassionate people. As long as we continue to discard unborn babies, all our efforts to help the poor, needy and disenfranchised ring hollow.”
Scheidler noted his concern that the political battles of the day over abortion can overshadow the injustice being done to unborn children. “Abortion isn’t just a political issue or a moral question. Children at the most fragile state of human life are actually dying by the thousands every day. And every day, mothers who have chosen abortion suffer for making that choice. On Good Friday, we will remember all those touched by abortion, and offer our deepest prayers.”
Solemn Good Friday prayer vigils will be held at abortion clinics across the country, many of them affiliates of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion franchise. A list of vigil locations nationwide is available here.
About the Pro-Life Action League
The Pro-Life Action League was founded by Joe Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving babies from abortion through direct action. Not content to await a political or judicial solution to abortion, the League seeks to stop the killing of unborn children right now through all available peaceful means, including public protest, sidewalk counseling, education, youth outreach, and national leadership.