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Over 10,000 lives saved, and we’re just getting started.

Turning Illinois pro-life, one heart at time.

What We DoWe take a 4 step approach to turning Illinois pro-life.


We’re changing hearts and minds through reliable science, real-life stories, and love.


We work with our political leaders to promote pro-life policies in our State.


It’s our job to provide the most up-to-date, scientific and credible information.


We provide hope, healing, and support for those in unplanned pregnancies and crisis situations.


Of students said they felt more pro-life after watching our Heart2Heart Educational Program speakers – and that includes pro-choice students.


Young adults we’ve spoken to in live presentations and discussions about abortion and other life issues impacting their generation – over the past two years alone.


People have been reached by Illinois Right to Life through our online outreach and media appearances including Television interviews and publications in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times, and more.

$.5 Million

In financial assistance was given to help mothers in crisis situations through Project Love, our grant program that has been around for 21 years.


Requests for information are made to our office from pregnancy help centers, students, legislators, other political leaders, national pro-life organizations, and more – every year.


We are a 1 stop shop for everything you need. We provide fact-based education and credible pro-life information for our legislators, teachers, pastors, and community leaders.

Illinois Right to Life is a non-profit organization that educates on the beauty and value of all human life regardless of a person’s size, gender, race, age, or disability. We use a grassroots approach to build a culture of life in Illinois that welcomes and loves all human life from conception through natural death.

Where We Stand

Being pro-life isn’t a statement of beliefs, it’s a way of life. Here’s where we stand on some of important issues.


In the Spotlight

  • Our Groundbreaking, New Heart2Heart Educational Program

    The Heart2Heart Program is a free online library of professionally filmed videos that serve to teach students pro-life values on various pro-life issues. Each video will be accompanied by a leader guide/lesson helper in order to arm teachers with the resources to teach pro-life values in their classrooms.
  • Project Love

    Project Love is a grant program of Illinois Right to Life that supports women in unplanned or crisis pregnancy situations. Project Love was founded in 1996 by the late Mary Bliss out of her love and concern for pregnant women in difficult situations.

Our Blog

  • Justice4Life Rally is this Saturday! Will you be there?

    August 8, 2018

    Will you be there? Mary Kate Knorr, our executive director, will be speaking at Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago this Saturday as a part of the Justice4Life Rally, happening nationwide. Please join us! This is just one among many rallies … Continue reading

  • Ryan Bomberger: The Value we Place on Life

    August 7, 2018

    Founder of the Radiance Foundation and Emmy Award Winning Creative Professional, Ryan has made a tremendous impact in the pro-life movement…and there’s an incredible story behind it. Hear Ryan share the personal story of his mother’s courage after rape and … Continue reading

  • Feminism vs. Planned Parenthood

    August 6, 2018

    Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation, calls itself a leader in women’s rights. Planned Parenthood, in their cute pink paint and flashy talking points, have launched themselves to the front of the conversation – positioning themselves as … Continue reading

  • It starts today!

    August 3, 2018

    We just want to remind you that it starts today. On the Fridays of each week, from today (August 3rd) through September 28th, pro-lifers across the country will be praying the Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life. Please … Continue reading