In spite of the sensational story that "Pro-Abort" (sic) people vandalized the home of anti-abortionist activists Joseph and Ann Scheidler in Chicago, here's an different account of the story that takes the exciting spin out of the story (the one posted earlier is from a pro-life blog). Maybe it wasn't a hate-crime, after all. From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Someone hurled bricks into the home of longtime anti-abortion activist Joseph Scheidler early Thursday, smashing windows and leaving behind an angry note.
Scheidler, head of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, said the bricks broke the dining room and living room windows of his North Leroy Avenue home.
He and his wife, Ann, heard a noise about 2 a.m., but discovered the damage after they woke up Thursday morning, he said.
Scheidler said the note, addressed to him and containing abortion-rights language, was included in a sack containing one of the bricks.
"We're used to vandalism, but we'd never had anything like this," said Ann Scheidler, vice president of the Action League. The home's garage and porch have been spray-painted in the past, she said.
Police confirmed that officers responded to the home for the broken windows Thursday morning. But police said there is no indication it was a hate crime.
Police are investigating it as a criminal damage to property report.
But Scheidler thinks it is more than that. The note, interspersed with profanity, says the author will "destroy your sexist ideas." It also read: "I've had an abortion and no laws could ever stop me."
"It is ironic that the same group of people who accuse us of intimidation and violence are engaging in that same behavior," Ann Scheidler said.
Answer by UpSheRises at 9:22 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 9:41 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by okmanders at 9:44 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by TARARENEE at 9:45 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 9:47 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Go read the replies here http://www.cafemom.com/answers/661547/What_Makes_Pro_Abort_People_Attack
Strangely sounds like the ladies think it's justifed that these people's home got vandalized.Someone also could have been injured by those bricks or the flying glass particles.No big deal though at least they didn' BOMB the house! (sarcasm) Right?
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:48 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 9:50 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
This was wrong and extreme, I do not condone any violence unless it is self defense and this obviously wasn't. I feel pretty secure saying that whoever did this doesn't represent all pro-choice advocates.
I don't understand why the police are so casual considering the note that was found, unless that's just another pro-lifer myth.
Answer by Friday at 9:53 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Next question overall
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