To: National Desk, Political Reporter
Contact: Joe Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, 773-777-2900, [email protected]
Chicago, Nov. 3—Veteran Pro-Life activist Joe Scheidler is calling today’s election results a decisive moment for the pro-life movement in the United States. Pro-life Christians turned out in record numbers to voice their support for life at the polls yesterday.
Joe Scheidler, the National Director of the Pro-Life Action League, credits pro-life activists for helping secure this election victory. “We have kept abortion in the public eye,” said Scheidler. “We have appealed to the conscience of the nation to defend life, and yesterday they did, by casting their votes for life.”
“President Bush won re-election because so many pro-life voters believe a second Bush term holds promise for future pro-life victories at the federal level,” said Scheidler. “We congratulate the President and look forward to seeing his pro-life convictions in action, especially by appointing pro-life judges.”
But Scheidler cautions pro-life voters not to think it’s enough just to cast a pro-life vote on election day. “Pro-life voters were highly motivated to make it out to the polls. Now we have to motivate more of them to go out to the abortion mills to pray and counsel women about alternatives to abortion,” Scheidler said.
As important as legislation and court decisions are to bringing an ultimate end to the abortion holocaust, there is a more immediate need for grass-roots action to transform the culture and save mothers and babies from abortion. “We cannot wait for government to act,” said Scheidler. “Unborn babies are dying today. Their mothers are making the horrible choice of abortion. We have to try and save them.”
Scheidler vows to recruit America’s pro-life majority to take the fight against abortion to the streets of every town and city and the sidewalks outside every abortion mill in the country.
The Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League has been a national leader in fighting abortion through non-violent direct action since being founded by Scheidler in 1980.