By Kathleen Gilbert
ROCKFORD, Illinois, September 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers who frequent the Northern Illinois Women's Center in Rockford have published a video casting light on the mocking, hateful, and grotesque signs and images that are a regular fixture in the windows of the abortion facility, which has earned a reputation as one of the most openly anti-life and anti-Christian abortuaries in America.
“We feel this video is especially important at this point in time where some in the Church claim pro-lifers are judgmental,” remarked Rockford pro-life veteran Kevin Rilott. “If they would honestly take a look at this kind of open hatred and mocking of God and killing of the 'least of his people' we could hope they would join us in praying and working for an end to what may be the greatest evil the world has ever faced.”
Some windows display images mocking Jesus Christ or other Christian religious symbols, while others continue to accumulate derisive signage that often targets specific pro-lifers among the stalwart crowd who prayerfully protest the mill.
Still other windows once displayed rubber chickens hanging from nooses. These displays have now been removed after they began driving away customers in the predominantly black community.
An abortion employee in July continued the pattern of abuse by allegedly ramming into a pro-lifer with his car before driving away. In a tribute to the history of vehicular aggression displayed by the facility's employees, one window sports a “speed limit 55” sign complete with a human skull.
In another incident, Keith Sterkeson, a local abortion supporter, screamed obscenities into the faces of the protesting pro-life advocates with a pitbull in tow, while the owner of the abortion facility, Wayne Webster, watched over the CCTV system from inside the building. Webster eventually warned Sterkeson over a loudspeaker that the police were on their way, after he heard the call coming through a police scanner
“Hey Keith, this a**hole just called the cops,” Webster can be heard saying in a video of the incident. “I just heard it coming over the scanner. They called the cops because Keith is down here, yelling and screaming at people, and he has a pit bull with him and he's threatening people. You're not acting any crazier than those other a**holes (the pro-life activists).”
Another sign in a widow of the building celebrated the abortion facility's 50,000th abortion with a sign that read “NIWC: 50,000; JC: 50”; implying that Jesus Christ (JC) through pro-life ministry had only saved fifty of the children slated for abortion at the Northern Illinois Women's Center (NIWC).
“For years at this abortion mill we have seen a steady stream of vicious personal attacks, hatred for God, bigotry, racism, ridiculing people with HIV, and mocking of human life displayed in the windows of a so-called medical facility,” said Rockford pro-life advocate George Lambert.
Lambert lamented that “the local Rockford paper refuses to report about these attacks and our city council remains silent.” “No wonder Rockford has one of the highest crime rates in the state,” he said. “When God and life are under a vicious assault and our city leaders remain silent we will reap what we sow.”
“It's amazing to think that if Obamacare passes, our tax dollars will be going to pay for this kind of hatred and bigotry,” added pro-lifer Donna Modica.
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