By Peter LaBarbera
Life Site News
Vandals defaced a pro-life banner at a student group’s abortion-victim memorial over the weekend — the second time it has been vandalized since being erected November 3.
In what looks like a repeat case of pro-abortion criminality, a person or people defaced a banner reading, “Abortion Takes Human Life,” which accompanies rows of white crosses representing victims of abortion on the lawn of the Christian Liberty Academy.
The crosses represent the 113 unborn lives taken by abortion-on-demand each day in Illinois, said Chris Iverson, a local pro-life leader and adviser to the Live Pro-Life student group at CLA. Abortion-victim memorials are set up periodically on the lawn at CLA, a preschool through grade 12 Christian school that is known by people of faith for standing up for life, marriage, biblical morality, and other politically incorrect causes.
Iverson said in the first incident some of the crosses were pulled out of the ground and knocked over and the banner was sliced with a knife or a key. In the recent incident, someone took paint and threw it on the sign — blocking some of its words.
“The students are saddened that people would do this, since all they’re trying to do is speak the truth,” Iverson said in a video. The pro-life group filed a report with the Arlington Heights Police Department. Calls placed to AHPD were not returned by deadline.
Iverson called for prayer for those guilty of the vandalism. “We want to respond in kindness. We don’t want to render evil for evil.
“This is a school where small children go. This is really an attack on pro-life … on free speech … on Christianity. It’s kind of an attack on the whole community,” he said.
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