By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life
Editor’s note. This appeared in the current digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please be sure to share the contents of the latest issue of the “pro-life newspaper of record” with pro-life family and friends.
The beautiful South Carolina Citizens for Life logo sign at our office in Columbia was vandalized with profanity and graffiti apparently sometime during the weekend of September 30-October 1. Until the sign was repaired, we covered up the filthy word so that motorists and pedestrians would not be offended.
As you can see, there is a big black X mark over the icon of the pregnant woman.
This is a malicious spiritual attack against the sanctity of human life. It is a desecration of the concept of life created in the image and likeness of God. We have filed reports with law enforcement including the FBI and we will let you know if anyone is caught. Why the FBI? Before the Presidential election last November, an FBI agent came to our office and gave us his business card. He said to contact the FBI if we had any trouble, including vandalism. So we did.
In the world we live in, it is illegal to deface property — but not to kill an unborn baby.
“This act of vandalism is disgraceful,” said SCCL President Lisa Van Riper. “Even more disgraceful is the wanton disregard for human life that would undergird this action. Think of the irony. This sign is more protected than a child in the womb.”
Another irony that does not escape us is the fact that the attack on our sign occurred during Life Chain weekend, during 40 Days for Life, and right as SCCL is preparing for our 48th annual Pro-Life Booth at the State Fair from October 11-22. Lives are being saved in record numbers and abortion promoters are enraged.
We will not be intimidated. We will carry on our pro-life mission as always. We will never give up until all unborn babies are protected by law and welcomed into life. We know our 48 years of educating the public at the State Fair has saved babies’ lives.
Our Pro-Life exhibit It is the longest, most time-consuming educational event with do here in the SCCL office but also most rewarding. For 12 days, 10-to-12 hours a day, we demonstrate the humanity of the unborn child to tens of thousands of people. They sign our petitions demanding an end to government-funded abortion, to pass legislation to protect pain-capable unborn children from abortion, and to ban the cruel and hideous procedure of dismemberment abortion
Pictured at left are State Fair volunteers, twin sisters Amy Fling and Cindy Moorer, who enjoy showing off our beautiful medically accurate fetal models. As you can see the twin sisters are having fun exhibiting our fetal model of twins in the womb.
Please keep the safety of the SCCL office and our volunteers, of pregnant women, of unborn babies, and of every medically vulnerable member of our human family in your prayers.