Angelina Jolie, Rape, and the Pro-Life Movement: Pro-Life Action League's Response to Richard Mourdock's Crisis Pregnancy Remarks
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CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Eric J. Scheidler, Executive Director, Pro-Life Action League, released the following statement:
"Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is to be commended for upholding the humanity of children conceived in rape in yesterday's candidates' debate. God's words to the prophet Jeremiah belong to these children, too, as they do to all of us: "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." Of course God knows and loves these children, innocently conceived in violence.
"To suggest that in recognizing the humanity of these children, Mourdock is somehow condoning rape is not only offensive to decency and common sense, it betrays the pro-choice movement's growing desperation, as more and more Americans begin to recognize the humanity of unborn children and the injustice of killing them, whatever the circumstances of their conception.
"Are those criticizing Mourdock trying to suggest that babies conceived in rape are not loved by God? That he does not intend for them to receive His gift of life? Are they ready to point their fingers at all those conceived in rape -- people like Angelina Jolie's lovely adopted daughter Zahara -- and say, 'God didn't intend for you to have life'?"
About the Pro-Life Action League
The Pro-Life Action League was founded by Joe Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving babies from abortion through direct action. Not content to await a political or judicial solution to abortion, the League seeks to stop the killing of unborn children right now through all available peaceful means, including public protest, sidewalk counseling, education, youth outreach, and national leadership.