This Friday many Christians will be in churches, commemorating the crucifixion of Christ.
But in about 70 locations around the U.S., Christian and other pro-life activists will mark the day standing outside abortion clinics, which they compare to a modern Calvary.
The Pro-Life Action League, a Chicago-based organization founded in 1980 that conducts public protests, sidewalk counseling, education and youth outreach is organizing the Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion for the second year in a row.
“These children’s lives are ended, deliberately, before they even get to take their first breath,” explained Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League. “As Christians we seek Christ’s forgiveness for our sins. This sin of killing our own children is one of which our entire society must repent. If we cannot protect the child in the womb, we will never truly be a civilized, compassionate people. As long as we continue to discard unborn babies, all efforts to help the poor, needy and disenfranchised ring hollow. Unborn lives matter to Jesus.”
The prayer vigils will take place at abortion clinics in 28 states.
“More than 3,300 babies are put to death by abortion every day in the United States — even on Good Friday,” declared Scheidler, “and it’s happening in our town, in every town. This solemn day that has been revered for centuries is an ideal time for pro-life Americans to put their convictions into effective action. Each year we witness how prayers offered for all the victims of abortion — the children lost, the mothers wounded, the communities blighted — are changing hearts and saving lives,” Scheidler added.