Pro-lifers across the United States mourn the loss of the “Godfather” of the early movement, Joseph Scheidler. He died today at the age of 93.
Scheidler, known as the Racketeer for Life, claim to fame was his three victories at the Supreme Court pertaining to free speech among pro-lifers in the landmark case of NOW vs Scheidler.
His son, Eric has noted “the Chicago Sun Times wrote that his father “devoted five decades of his long life to proclaiming the value of human life at its most vulnerable stage, the child in the womb.”
In 2016, Scheidler released a memoir known as “Racketeer for Life”. In it he shares how he trained pro-lifers to take the message to the street while making abortion a bad name. Order your copy here.
Today, God’s faithful servant was called home. His legacy will live on in every pro-lifer. Like the Godfather of the Pro-Life, we must do our part to be racketeers for the pro-life movement. We must bring the message to the public square tirelessly. We must get louder when the abortion movement silence us.
“Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21
Eternal rest, grant unto Joseph, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.