Jim Sedlak, executive director at the American Life League, passed away this week at age 78. A much sought-after speaker on life issues, he was recognized as not just a leading expert in the pro-life movement; Planned Parenthood Federation of America viewed him as one of the "most active" fighters against the abortion conglomerate's sex-education programs.
ALL spokesman Hugh Brown, who worked side by side with Sedlak, tells AFN that very few in the pro-life movement didn't know the name Jim Sedlak.
"We have worked with people who have dedicated their lives to doing God's will – often at great cost because of the world's response to the efforts of people who work very hard to try to do the right thing," says Brown. "Jim was just a giant. He was an extraordinary man. He was a man who touched so many lives."
Brown says Sedlak, at work, remained very focused on his purpose. "How do we actually be effective and do something to the continuing horrors of Planned Parenthood?" the ALL spokesman poses.
"Jim was on the cutting edge of very dynamic, thoughtful, creative and often times just very, very clever responses and strategies [on behalf of the unborn]."
There were those in leadership in the abortion movement who say the most serious threat to Planned Parenthood was Jim Sedlak. For example, pro-life advocate Abby Johnson – a former Planned Parenthood clinic director – said of Sedlak: "When I worked at Planned Parenthood, their greatest threat was one humble man named Jim Sedlak. They were terrified of him."
And for good reason. Sedlak repeatedly exposed the abortion chain for its racism, both within the organization and placement of its abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods – and he was instrumental in letting the public know the abortion giant was performing abortions on minors, without the parents' knowledge or consent.
Sedlak is survived by his wife, Michaeleen, their three grown children and ten grandchildren.
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