Vandals Desecrate Pro-Life Memorial Site Dedicated to Babies Killed by Abortion
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- 2013 Jan 29
Vandals in Waco, Texas, on Saturday desecrated a memorial site dedicated to unborn babies killed by abortion, the Christian Newswire reports. Rachel's Park Memorial, which features 4,000 white crosses symbolizing the number of babies aborted each day in the U.S., has been vandalized before, but this attack was by far the most devastating. Approximately 600 crosses were knocked down or destroyed, and the picket fence enclosing the park was also damaged. It remains unknown who is responsible for the damage, but the vandal left pieces of the underside of a vehicle littered throughout the park as well as automotive tires and traces of motor oil, and an employee from a neighboring business reported the incident to police on the morning of its discovery. "It appears the animosity against the pre-born knows no bounds," said the Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, founder and director of Rachel's Park Memorial. "Not only are we content as a nation to stand back and allow the pre-born to die through the sin and crime of abortion, but now there are those among us who seek to destroy the very memory of these children as well. We pray the Lord will take this desecration and lead justice to victory and those responsible for this evil act will repent, find forgiveness in Christ, and make restitution."