“We Need Our Churches Open and Operating, Not As Mere Monuments” (Illinois Family Spotlight #197)

While numerous businesses have been designated as “essential” and allowed to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois’ governor has deemed houses of worship for all faith traditions as non-essential entities, denying people of faith access to these facilities for corporate worship and prayer. Monte Larrick spoke with Pro-Life Action League’s Ann Scheidler at a May 1st prayer vigil, held outside Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, to protest Governor Pritzker’s overreach. Mrs. Scheidler emphasized that now is the opportune time to stand up for our civil and religious liberties, as well as step up our pro-life activism.

Currently the Illinois legislature is adjourned, but the “progressive” majority in Springfield have made clear their intent to repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act and to enact additional anti-family legislation. Mrs. Scheidler details why and how Christians and pro-life citizens must act now to elect pro-life candidates and derail legislation that will increase teen abortion rates and facilitate sex trafficking.

Ann Scheidler is the Vice President of Pro-Life Action League and Chair of SpeakOut Illinois.