Joseph Scheidler, regarded by many as the “godfather of the pro-life movement,” sees the mood shifting in the United States on the abortion issue and predicts pro-lifers eventually “will prevail.”
He said: “There is a mood change in the country.
A lot of our legislators are actually getting backbone and they are beginning to stand up for the rights for the unborn.”
The president and founder of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, Scheidler made the comments in a recent telephone interview with Catholic News Service.
In Chicago in early April, more than 400 people paid tribute to him at an evening banquet organized by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.
“The polls now show that the majority of people call themselves pro-life.
There has been a lot of media exposure with Planned Parenthood and it has exposed a lot on abortion.
It’s becoming more and more of a negative thing than it was in 1973,” Scheidler told CNS, referring to the year of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.