About Us

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.

At Illinois Right to Life, we strive to be on the cutting edge of the pro-life movement with our educational approaches, research, and technologies. We are working to build the pro-life movement by using every channel possible to communicate credible pro-life education, including: in person media interviews, public speaking engagements, and social media and other online sources. We continue to see positive growth in all categories as we focus on our goal of turning Illinois pro-life.

It is our vision to turn Illinois pro-life, one heart at a time, and we are doing so with a 4-step approach…

First, through education, we are shaping the future of the pro-life movement. We’re focused on the essential task of building the next pro-life generation, and through programs like our Heart2Heart educational program, we are changing hearts and minds from pro-choice to pro-life and inspiring the next generation to become active in the pro-life movement.

But our educational outreach first starts with research. We spend thousands of hours every year carefully reading studies, government documents, scientific journals, and talking to experts around the country to ensure that we have the most detailed and credible information to use in our pro-life education. Our research has been used and cited to by individuals, organizations, and law firms such as Thomas More Society, Americans United for Life, and Alliance Defending Freedom, and used in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.

At the same time, we want to ensure that our elected officials across the state go to work with the facts and figures they need to defend life and make the right votes. This coincides with our next approach to changing the culture in Illinois: through legislation.  Our lawmakers have learned that they can trust the detailed and accurate research of Illinois Right to Life to help them fight for and defend the right to life in Springfield.

Finally, our work would not be complete without addressing our most fundamental calling as a pro-life organization: to provide hope, healing, and support to men and women in unplanned pregnancies and crisis situations, helping more moms and dads to choose life. In addition to helping these mothers and fathers find the resources they need, we also offer our Project Love grant to mothers in desperate financial situations to help pay their bills so they can support themselves and their children.

Every day we work to make abortion unthinkable, and with your help, we’re making outstanding progress. To learn more about the impact of our work, click here.