Joe Scheidler, ‘godfather’ of pro-life activism, dead at 93
January 19, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Joe Scheidler, the founder of the Pro-Life Action League, died on January 18 of pneumonia at the age of 93. An imposing presence, Scheidler inspired a generation of pro-life activists with his confrontational tactics and his determination to close abortion clinics. He was the principal named defendant in a racketeering lawsuit brought by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1986; the suit, which threatened to bankrupt Scheidler and his co-defendants, lingered through the courts for years, and accounted for three hearings before the Supreme Court, before it was finally dismissed and NOW was required to pay the defendants’ court costs.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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