In Chapter 37 of Joe Scheidler’s landmark book, CLOSED: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion, pro-life activists are encouraged to picket the abortionists’ homes:
We go to the homes of abortionists…because they do not like it. They usually are not proud of being abortionists, and often they even guard from their community the fact that they are involved in abortion. If it were widely known that they are abortionists, they might be very uncomfortable in their communities, and their communities might be uncomfortable with them.
I saw this take place firsthand when we used to picket the entrance to the exclusive Inverness subdivision where abortionist Vinod Goyal lives. To say his neighbors were uncomfortable would be an understatement.
Picket To Begin In Florida
And now four of the bright yellow warning signs which we held are on their way to Florida to educate another community of the threat that lies in their midst.
Jim Finnegan, a pro-life stalwart who winters in the sunshine state, takes the story from here…
Ten years ago Naples, the crown jewel of southern Florida, had a stain on its pristine white sands. Abortionist Wallace McClain had moved into the community and was financing his beautiful home, located in an exclusive complex near the ocean, by spilling the blood of pre-born babies.
Though the Naples Pro Life Council picketed his office on a regular basis, McClain continued to ply his trade with impunity.
Just One Picket
Coming from Chicago, I was aware of the effectiveness, and legality, of picketing abortionist’s homes. I also knew the unstoppable power of prayer.
We witnessed for life in front of his home just once but it was enough to plant the seeds of discomfort in McClain’s neighbors. They learned the truth about how the affable doctor made his living; he had betrayed his oath to heal, choosing instead to violently end the lives of innocent babies.
Within days the entire city learned the truth thanks to media coverage of the prayerful picket.
A few days after our picket McClain’s spokesperson called the President of the Naples Pro Life Council to say the doctor had gotten the message; he would no longer engage in the killing of the unborn.
New Naples Abortionist
Sadly, last September Planned Parenthood announced they would again be spilling the blood of the pre-born in Naples once again. They had hired Philip Waterman, “a circuit abortionist” who lives in Coral Gables, north of Fort Myers, to kill pre-born babies every Monday in Naples.
There has been a pro-life presence in front of the Planned Parenthood every day he plies his grisly trade. In addition, the diocese of Venice has a Forty Days for Life prayer vigil ongoing in Naples at this time.
Student Leads The Effort
Last Saturday, a student from Ave Maria University announced he was organizing a picket of Waterman’s house in Coral Gables. I can’t tell you how proud I am of this young man, and the adult sponsor, a lawyer, who encouraged the students to organize this effort.
I look forward to the date being set within the first few weeks of March and anticipate a large participation from the students and residents of Naples, Fort Myers, and Coral Gables. Once the details are set I will have them posted on the Pro-Life Action League’s blog.
There are a lot of God-fearing northern snow birds wintering in Florida and we look forward to joining with these fine youths, the future leaders of the pro-life movement, in making Waterman and his neighbors uncomfortable.
Please pray for the success of this effort.