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Correction: Leftist calls for open borders at Pro Life counter demonstration



Leftists demanded open borders among abortion advocates – Photos by Mark Weyermuller

CORRECTION: The person in the above photo is longtime Chicago homosexual activist Andy Thayer, who resembles Leftist activist Bill Ayers. We apologize for misidentifying Mr. Thayer. 

By Nancy Thorner –

While thousands of Life advocates gathered to celebrate Life and science last Sunday, leftist radicals such as Chicago's Bill Ayers Andy Thayer used the impromptu sidewalk bully pulpit to call for abortion rights and open borders. 

Standing in front of a sign declaring "Abortion Saves Lives," the 74 year old Ayers Thayer blasted the Trump Administration's call for a wall between Mexico and the U.S., and demanded open borders. This is the same Bill Ayers that was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to become an organizer of the 1960s anti-war radicals Weathermen (later known as the Weather Underground). A longtime friend of former President Barack Obama, Ayers is now retired from his teaching position at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Education.


Abortion rights supporters dressed as actors in the popular TV series "Handmaid's Tale" stood alongside Ayers Thayer, demanding unrestricted abortion. One young organizer made the claim to the Chicago Sun-Times that “neo-Nazis and white supremacists find cover among the pro-Life protesters, with their view being women should be incubators to perpetuate white supremacy.” 

On hand as well was the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists – with signs saying "Abortion is Good," and "Tax the Church 100%," while participants banged drums and shouted at the ralliers. Chicago Police divided the two groups. 

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(Photos by Mark Weyermuller) 

Pussyhats – made popular at the 2017 Women's March at the D.C. National Mall – were donned by several abortion supporters.  

The abortion protestors were – for the most part – ignored by the 6000 or so record-setting crowd of pro-life marchers. 

“They know the importance of the life issue and unfortunately they're on the wrong side of it," pro-life protester Daniel Pribble told WGN of the counter-protest. "They might have a civic right to be here, but they don't have the moral right to be here.”

Of note is who did not participate in the Chicago March for Life:

  • None of the 15 candidates running for the city's mayor.
  • None except for one aldermanic candidate of the 200 or so running.
  • None of Chicago's activist black pastors.
  • No Catholics in now in elected office such as House Speaker Mike Madigan or Alderman Ed Burke.
  • No Illinois Republican Party state central committee members.

The US Supreme Court declared on January 22, 1973 the practice of abortion to be a "fundamental right" guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, but abortion advocates are concerned that a pro-life majority in the court's new makeup could make abortion illegal. The 1973 7-2 decision stated that the Constitution gives "a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy," and that "This right of privacy… is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy."

Abortion proponents, marketing themselves in positive-sounding terms such as "pro-choice," contend that choosing abortion is a woman's right that should not be limited by governmental or religious authority – a right outweighs any right to life claimed for an unborn human.



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  1. One of Obama’s old buddies and totally worthless piece of protoplasm on the face of the earth who never works and lives off his rich daddy’s trust.
    Certainly one of the many poster children for Obama and all of his ilk.

  2. Killing the unborn, how propagandized these people our. Save our unborn babies for heaven’s sake…stop murdering and putting them through horrible deaths. God help us these people who promote this have no clue of the evil they propagate

  3. The photograph appears to depict leftist Andy Thayer holding the microphone, not Bill Ayers.
    I would not doubt that Ayers would support anything repugnant to Western Civilization. Maybe he was elsewhere in the crowd.

  4. A real rogues gallery. Bill Ayers is a violent anti-American, anti-Christian scumbag. Which apparently made him well-qualified to be the Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at UIC for many years and a buddy of President Obama. Illinois Conservatives need to turn their attention the colleges and universities in this state which are turning out anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-White, anti-Male Liberal drones in droves.