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“Crazy Feminist” Attack on Joe and Ann Scheidler’s Home

Posted by Ann Scheidler (December 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm)
Broken window at Scheidler's house

The broken window in the front of Joe and Ann Scheidler’s Chicago home [Photo by Ann Scheidler]

At a little after 2:00 AM on Thursday morning I awoke to the sound of breaking glass. My first thought was that a shelf must have fallen in the china cabinet. Then I heard it again. Joe and I got up and went downstairs to check out what had happened. We did not suspect anything particularly untoward. I didn’t have my contacts or glasses so I wasn’t seeing too clearly. Everything looked OK. We decided it must have been something outside, so we went back to bed.

Later in the morning when we were about to head to 7:30 Mass, Joe went out front to see if anything looked suspicious. At about the same time that he discovered shards of glass all over our front porch, I discovered a chunk of asphalt and lots of broken glass on the floor in the dining room.

A few minutes earlier I had noticed that the living room seemed a bit cold, but the windows are covered with lace shades so it wasn’t obvious that a window was broken. After finding the dining room break, I checked again in the living room. Sure enough on the floor was a plastic bag with a piece of asphalt and a note in an envelope. [Continue reading …]

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Pro-Abortion Vandalism Strikes Again in Rockford

Posted by John Jansen (November 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm)

billboardrockfordWe just received word from the Rockford (Illinois) Pro-Life Initiative that the pro-life billboard they erected November 1 was vandalized this week.

This incident is the latest in a series of obstacles that members of the Initiative have faced in recent years in their attempt to share the pro-life message.

Four years ago, a pro-life ad the group placed on a bus bench was repeatedly vandalized.

At Northern Illinois Women’s Center, the city’s sole abortion facility, members of the group have had numerous run-ins with police over their First Amendment rights to protest and sidewalk counsel — and, more recently, their efforts to have a mobile ultrasound they’ve tried to park on the public street in front of the particularly deplorable facility, whose window displays include a rubber chicken attached to a Crucifix and a poster showing Jesus giving the middle finger, along with the inscription “Even Jesus Hates You.” [Continue reading …]

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