Chicago—In the wake of an act of pro-abortion violence, a Cincinnati window company has offered to replace the damaged windows at the home of Joe and Ann Scheidler, founders of the Pro-Life Action League.
On Thursday, December 2, the Scheidlers were awakened by the sound of shattering glass. They later discovered that someone had hurled two chunks of asphalt through their living room and dining room windows.
Glass was all over the floor and outside on the front porch. One of the “missiles” was inside a plastic bag with an expletive-filled note for Joe Scheidler from self-identified “crazy feminist[s].” Click here to read the text of the note (warning: strong language).
“I have to admit it’s a little unsettling,” said Joe Scheidler, founder and president of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. “But I have never tried to hide where I live or keep my phone number a secret. I think you have to be accessible, even if that means some of your enemies might show up.”
After reading the story of the window vandalism online, Mike Gilkey, owner of Gilkey Windows in Cincinnati and passionate pro-lifer, wanted to do something to help the Scheidlers.
“I was speechless when I got a call from Mr. Gilkey’s office offering to replace our windows,” said Ann Scheidler, vice president of the League. “And it’s not just the broken windows—he’s going to replace all the windows in the living room and dining room. This is unbelievably generous.”
Joe Scheidler had met the Gilkeys more than 20 years ago while giving a speech in Cincinnati. Gilkey Window Company has a showroom in Chicago Ridge, and the company has recently expanded into the market of replacement windows in school buildings, helping to reduce heating and cooling costs and create a healthy and green environment.
“We are so grateful to the Gilkey family and company,” said Joe Scheidler. “I hope any pro-lifer who needs new windows or doors will turn to Gilkey. In fact they can come over to my house and see my new windows. After all, we’re in the book!”