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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

  • At Issue: The ERA

    July 20, 2018

    On Thursday, July 19, 2018, Mary Kate Knorr, our executive director, was featured in a televised segment for At Issue with H Wayne Wilson, on the PBS network. In this segment, Mary Kate was joined by Elise Bouc, Chairman of … Continue reading

  • Who is having abortions?

    July 19, 2018

    In 2016, there were 38,382 reported abortions in Illinois. The number of abortions peaked in 1977, while in 2016, the number of abortions in Illinois reached the lowest level since the legalization of abortion in 1973. As of 2014, Illinois ranks #10 in the … Continue reading

  • Planned Parenthood’s Sex Abuse Cover-Up

    July 18, 2018

    “At Planned Parenthood, nothing matters more than the health and well-being of our patients.” This statement is taken directly from Planned Parenthood’s website. So the well-being of patients are Planned Parenthood’s top priority, right? To the contrary, there have been several … Continue reading

  • Trump Picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the Next Supreme Court Justice

    July 10, 2018

    On Monday, July 10, 2018, President Donald Trump announced to the nation his choice for Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor on the Supreme Court: Judge Brett Kavanaugh. “We are very proud of President Trump’s decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh,” said Mary … Continue reading