Jill Stanek’s name is well-known in the pro-life movement. A nurse, she exposed how babies were being born alive after abortions and left to die without medical care. Later, she helped to pass the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, and even was thanked by President George Bush at the signing. A popular blogger at LifeNews, she currently serves as the national campaign chair for the Susan B. Anthony List.
This week, Stanek’s Illinois house was the target of pro-abortion vandals. On Monday afternoon, Stanek posted on Facebook that she arrived home from vacation to find a brick thrown through her window and a nasty note attached.
Stanek wrote (Warning: crude language):
Susan B. Anthony List Executive Vice President Emily Buchanan also sent out an email about the politically-motivated attack. She said Stanek was clearly targeted for her pro-life efforts, which, in the past six months, have included working to elect a pro-life president and advancing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and other pro-life legislation.
“Jill knows more than anyone the pain these children experience,” Buchanan said. “As a nurse, she witnessed babies around this age struggle for life after they had been abandoned following a failed abortion.”
Stanek also commented in the email:
I haven’t even been doing anything to make abortion advocates mad lately! Just quietly doing my thing behind the scenes for SBA List! Apparently that’s worse than writing snarky blog posts!
The police are reporting the incident as “bias related” and will be watching the house more. And we do have a motion detecting alarm system for intruders. I’m not worried. Just thought you’d want to know.
Will be back at my desk tomorrow! More on fire than ever!
Later, Stanek responded to dozens of people who posted Facebook comments expressing their concern and offering prayers for her.
“Thank you for kind words and encouragement, everyone! We’re truly fine… and more motivated,” she wrote.
Buchanan added in her letter, “Just like Jill, we are not worried. We are more fired up than ever to defend life and build a culture of Life in our nation – I hope you are, too!”