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Joe Scheidler, Founder of Pro-Life Action League, Dies at 93

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Joe Scheidler, Founder of Pro-Life Action League, Dies at 93

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Joe Scheidler, a prominent pro-life figure who founded the Pro-Life Action League, died on Jan. 18 at the age of 93, the organization announced. Scheidler died of pneumonia, surrounded by family at his Chicago home. He is survived by his wife, seven children, twenty-six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He was widely known as the “Godfather of Pro-Life Activism,” according to the organization. “Joe began his life’s work fighting abortion in 1973, shortly after the Roe v. Wade decision, and founded the League in 1980 to recruit and equip pro-life Americans to be a voice for unborn children in their own communities throughout the country and the world,” the Pro-Life Action League said in a statement. “Countless pro-life volunteers and leaders alike credit Joe with having inspired them to join the movement.” Eric Scheidler, Joe’s oldest son, who is now the Pro-Life Action League’s executive director, said in a statement, “My father’s …

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