Welcome to the first edition of the Illinois Right to Life Informer!
Our goal is to give a recap of the latest pro-life news both here in Illinois and on the national level. We’ll also use this space to update you on the work of Illinois Right to Life.
As many of you have heard me say, we have big plans to win Illinois back for life. We also have a number of events taking place in the coming months. You can find information about those here, as well.
Speaking of events, we had a wonderful one this past Saturday in Lisle! Over 150 of our friends gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our Project Love program at our Rise & Dine Breakfast. Project Love assists pregnant moms and young families who are facing immediate financial crisis. By providing payment directly to utility companies, landlords, and other legitimate creditors, we help women and their families overcome their financial obstacles so they can choose life as well as parent confidently.
We were joined by one of our grant recipients, Electa Gibbs, as well as her fiancé and precious baby girl. Electa shared how Project Love gave her the ability to choose life and provide her daughter with the type of secure home she never had herself.
In addition, we awarded Maria Goldstein and Northwest Families for Life with the Project Love Caritas Award for their work promoting life and stopping abortion in the Chicagoland area. It was a great time supporting a wonderful Illinois Right to Life program!
You can join us for our next event, our Illinois Right to Life Action banquet on Friday, November 12 at The Carlisle in Lombard. We’ll be joined by former Illinois Supreme Court Justice and Chicago Bear Bob Thomas, pro-life champion and Illinois state representative Avery Bourne, and our young activist of the year, Evita Duffy.
In addition, we’ll be joined at our VIP reception by Illinois’s three pro-life gubernatorial candidates. Illinois is poised to become ground zero in the abortion wars. This evening will not only be entertaining, it will help lay the groundwork for our work going into 2022 and how you can make a difference. Tickets will go on sale soon for this evening that you don’t want to miss!
We hope you enjoy the new Informer. If you have any suggestions for information you’d like to see here, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Amy Gehrke, Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life