The Live Pro-life student group at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights, Illinois has been hit with vandalism twice in the past two weeks. The pro-life group set-up a display initially on November 3rd with a large sign that read “Abortion Takes Human Life” along with rows of white crosses representing the 113 humans aborted each day in Illinois.
Initially some of the crosses were torn out of the ground or kicked over and cut up with a knife. Then someone splashed paint all over the large sign that explained what the memorial of crosses meant.
Chris Iverson, with Live Pro-Life, discusses what happened in this YouTube video and asks pro-lifers to please pray for the vandals:
The group did file a police report.
“It’s sad that [the people who damaged the display] would vandalize something that speaks the truth,” said Jessica, a 17-year-old junior at Christian Liberty Academy, which is a school for preschoolers through 12th graders.
The crosses are representations of each child aborted every day in the state of Illinois. One post-abortive mother was sad to see the vandalism that happened.
“In 1995, I saw the 4,000 crosses on the lawn. I stopped by on a rainy day and had a quiet moment remembering Michael and David, the two sons I had aborted years ago. I wrote their names on the crosses to grieve their deaths. It was the beginning of healing for me,” said Sandy Weir, PhD, as she remembers a special abortion memorial at Christian Liberty Academy before Mother’s Day in 1995. “Seeing these signs vandalized today among the crosses honoring the children aborted in Illinois feels like an attack against women like me who want to come out of the shadows of the pain of abortion.”
If you would like to help the group replace these signs, you can donate here: http://www.churchofchristianliberty.org/missions/live-pro-life-group.html