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“Fighting for Life,” and the Role of Young People in the Pro-Life Movement

“Fighting for Life,” and the Role of Young People in the Pro-Life Movement

“What makes your heart break for a broken world?” This is a question that every person must address at one time or another in his life. Essentially a question of purpose, Lila Rose pitches this question to her readers at … Continue reading

Rebekah Hagan: A Passionate Advocate for Women

Rebekah Hagan: A Passionate Advocate for Women

“Within just a moment, just about 60 seconds, I saw my life plan… I saw it all just flash before my eyes.”  In the latest episode of Life Chat Rebekah Hagan explains the utter fear and discouragement she felt when … Continue reading

Amy Gehrke: Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life

Amy Gehrke: Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life

A shining light in the pro-life movement, our incredible new executive director Amy Gehrke shares her story, and how she finally ended up in Illinois. Her first pro-life memory is when her father suddenly announced he was going to start … Continue reading

ATTENTION: Project Love’s 25th Anniversary Breakfast

ATTENTION: Project Love’s 25th Anniversary Breakfast

Looking to support an organization that helps women in need? Want to join friends, family, and others who share your passion for protecting women and their children, both born and preborn? Come join us for Project Love’s 25th Anniversary Breakfast … Continue reading

Terrible New Pro-Abortion bill is Introduced

Terrible New Pro-Abortion bill is Introduced

A new, terrible pro-abortion bill was introduced in the U.S. Congress earlier this month with the misleading name, “Women’s Health Protection Act.” Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action, told Catholic News Agency that the, “Misnamed Women’s Health Protection … Continue reading

Georgette Forney: Bringing Hope and Healing to Women

Georgette Forney: Bringing Hope and Healing to Women

A dynamic hero for women, Georgette’s story is relatively simple: At 16, she got an abortion because it seemed like the simple solution. However, it wasn’t until she was in her mid-thirties that she finally found healing. What she did … Continue reading

Dr. Steve Jacobs is published in The Federalist!

Dr. Steve Jacobs is published in The Federalist!

Illinois Right to Life’s Program Director Steve Jacobs, J.D., Ph.D. appeared in Thursday’s issue of the online magazine, The Federalist. The article, entitled The Supreme Court Shouldn’t Return Abortion to the States, It Should Ban Abortion Altogether, examines Dr. Jacobs’ opinion regarding the … Continue reading

Woman in Need on the Streets of Chicago

Woman in Need on the Streets of Chicago

Around ten o’clock this morning our development manager, Sarah Brown, came rushing back to the office from a coffee run. “There’s a woman outside who has a baby,” she explained, “And she needs our help.” On her way back to … Continue reading

There is a War on Women, but Paxton Smith has it all Wrong

There is a War on Women, but Paxton Smith has it all Wrong

There is a war on women. There is a war on my peers and myself. We are being told that we ‘can’t,’ that our lives will be ‘ruined,’ that our dreams will be ‘crushed.’ There is a war on women … Continue reading

Father’s Day Cards Available NOW!

Father’s Day Cards Available NOW!

With Father’s Day being just around the corner, we have the perfect way to celebrate all the courageous fathers you know. Customarily, at this time of the year, our grant program, Project Love, offers its beautiful Father’s Day cards. This … Continue reading

Serena Dyksen: She Found His Grace

Serena Dyksen: She Found His Grace

A bright and cheery face in the pro-life movement, Serena Dyksen is the founder of the “She Found His Grace” ministries and the author of a new book, She Found His Grace. Dyksen is the embodiment of a woman who … Continue reading

Illinois Right to Life Program Director is PUBLISHED in Newsweek!

Illinois Right to Life Program Director is PUBLISHED in Newsweek!

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s monumental decision to hear Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that will examine the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and has the potential to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Steve … Continue reading

Texas Heartbeat Act Signed into Law

Texas Heartbeat Act Signed into Law

On Wednesday, May 19, Texas signed the Heartbeat Bill into law. Many pro-lifers are saying that this is the “strongest pro-life legislation” that exists currently.  The Texas Heartbeat Act (SB8) prohibits abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy since that … Continue reading

BREAKING: Supreme Court to Hear Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

BREAKING: Supreme Court to Hear Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steve Jacobs steve@illinoisrighttolife.org 312-422-9300 U.S. SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR MISSISSIPPI’S CHALLENGE TO ROE V. WADE MAY 17, 2021 — (CHICAGO) Illinois Right to Life applauds the United States Supreme Court on its decision to grant … Continue reading

BREAKING: Personal PAC Poll Spreads Lies About Illinois’ Parental Notification of Abortion Law

BREAKING: Personal PAC Poll Spreads Lies About Illinois’ Parental Notification of Abortion Law

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2021 Media Contact: Amy Gehrke, Spokesperson, IRLA 414-248-0522, amy@illinoisrighttolife.org   Personal PAC Poll Spreads Lies About Illinois’ Parental Notification of Abortion Law Strong majority of voters support Parental Notice On Friday, May 7, Personal PAC … Continue reading

Anniversary Vigil TOMORROW!

Anniversary Vigil TOMORROW!

On May 11th, it will be approximately a year since the grand opening of the mega-Planned Parenthood clinic in Waukegan, Illinois. Last year when the clinic opened, people from around Illinois gathered for a large protest, symbolizing how large the … Continue reading

Abortion by Mail Approved by the FDA

Abortion by Mail Approved by the FDA

Doctors have made public their concerns about abortion clinics sending abortion pills to patients through the mail, without ever seeing the patient or confirming their pregnancy with an ultrasound. However, FDA commissioner Janet Woodcock has just declared it safe to … Continue reading

Rockford Residents Rally for Parental Notification

Rockford Residents Rally for Parental Notification

On Saturday, April 24th, the Rockford Family Initiative organized a rally against the pro-abortion lobby’s attempt to repeal Illinois’ Parental Notification of Abortion Act. In Springfield, our representatives are debating legislation that would allow a minor to get an abortion … Continue reading

Being a Young Ambassador for the Pro-Life Movement: A Life Chat Interview with Evita Duffy

Being a Young Ambassador for the Pro-Life Movement: A Life Chat Interview with Evita Duffy

  A young, vibrant, staunchly pro-life woman is often like a unicorn to the general public — a mythical creature. To those of us in the pro-life movement, young pro-life women are not only incredibly admirable, they’re our future. Evita … Continue reading

The Steady Demise of Roe v. Wade: A Life Chat Interview with Clarke Forsythe

The Steady Demise of Roe v. Wade: A Life Chat Interview with Clarke Forsythe

Clarke Forsythe, Senior Counsel for Americans United for Life, has been involved in the pro-life movement since 1985. He is the author of Politics for the Greater Good: The Case for Prudence in the Public Square and, most recently, Abuse … Continue reading

A Sex Trafficking Victim’s Message to the Illinois Legislature

A Sex Trafficking Victim’s Message to the Illinois Legislature

There are many reasons to oppose the repeal of Illinois’ Parental Notification of Abortion Act. One leader in the fight against human trafficking, Dr. Brook Bello, PhD, has shared her personal experience to illustrate the importance of keeping the law … Continue reading

We’re Re-Launching Our Life Chat Podcast!

We’re Re-Launching Our Life Chat Podcast!

Life Chat, a podcast produced by Illinois Right to Life, is relaunching with a new host!  Dr. Steve Jacobs, our program director, will be having conversations with prominent pro-life voices and leaders from Illinois and throughout the country–and you can … Continue reading

It’s Time to Stop Responding to Violence with more Violence

It’s Time to Stop Responding to Violence with more Violence

In response to a horrific shooting, one feminist recently responded by demanding even more killing. Although she didn’t frame it this way, Christina Cauterucci, writer for the news outlet Slate, expressed her outrage that “… in Georgia, it is easier … Continue reading

New Roe v. Wade Film to Tell the Untold Story of How Abortion Was Legalized in America

New Roe v. Wade Film to Tell the Untold Story of How Abortion Was Legalized in America

Roe v. Wade has often been referred to as “the case that legalized abortion” and “the worst case in American History.” However, beyond these descriptions of this major Supreme Court ruling, what do the young people of today really know … Continue reading

College Students Rise up to March for Life in their County

College Students Rise up to March for Life in their County

With all the disappointments people around the world have faced this year due to Covid-19, the cancellation of the National March for Life was perhaps one of the most significant for pro-lifers across America.  This gathering of thousands upon thousands … Continue reading

Sidewalk Counseling: The Groundwork of the Pro-Life Movement

Sidewalk Counseling: The Groundwork of the Pro-Life Movement

There is a school of thought  among some pro-life advocates that those who work at Planned Parenthood, or any abortion clinic for that matter, are “raunchy and rude,” or have “so much hate in their hearts.” At the same time, … Continue reading

Mary Wagner Continues to Fight for Life

Mary Wagner Continues to Fight for Life

This past fall, the story of Mary Wagner and her pro-life work was made very public. A tremendous advocate for life, Wagner spent a total of six years in prison because of her work trying to help women and their … Continue reading

New Poll Results Reveal Wide Public Support of Parental Notice of Abortion Act

New Poll Results Reveal Wide Public Support of Parental Notice of Abortion Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Illinois Right to Life info@illinoisrighttolife.org 312-422-9300 ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE RESPONDS TO POLL RESULTS SHOWING PUBLIC SUPPORT OF PARENTAL NOTICE OF ABORTION ACT MARCH 15, 2021 – (Chicago) On Monday, Illinois Right to Life Executive Director … Continue reading

Join Us for Our Next Future of Illinois Politics Webinar!

Join Us for Our Next Future of Illinois Politics Webinar!

Join Illinois Right for Life Action for our second Future of Illinois Politics Webinar on Thursday, March 11th at 6pm. During the evening our speakers will keep you informed about the politics of Illinois and the most current and urgent … Continue reading

WE ARE HIRING!

WE ARE HIRING!

Communications Manager Illinois Right to Life Chicago, IL 60606 Illinois Right to Life is seeking a communications manager who is a consummate storyteller, thrives on challenges, is deadline-driven, keeps up with the latest communications trends, and is passionate about the … Continue reading

40 Days for Life Begins Its Largest Campaign Yet

40 Days for Life Begins Its Largest Campaign Yet

40 Days for Life, a bi-annual pro-life activism event lasting 40 days, began again on February 17, 2021. The goal of 40 Days for Life is to encourage pro-lifers to, quite literally, stand for life by praying in front of … Continue reading

The Father of the Baby: What Rights Should He Have?

The Father of the Baby: What Rights Should He Have?

A newly proposed bill in Tennessee is taking a lesser-used approach to the abortion issue: what if fathers had some power to protect their child from being killed in abortion? What if the father, who had an equal part in … Continue reading

Because Everyone Deserves a Birthday…

Because Everyone Deserves a Birthday…

Did you know that you can help save lives for your birthday? Two weeks before your birthday, you will see a message from Facebook in your News Feeds giving you the option to create a fundraiser for your birthday. You … Continue reading

A Powerful Pro-Life Message Where We Least Expected It.

A Powerful Pro-Life Message Where We Least Expected It.

Arguably the most touching and inspiring ad of this year’s Super Bowl was Toyota’s 60-second ad entitled “Upstream” which featured a remarkably pro-life message. In one short minute, it managed to tell the story of a woman, born with a … Continue reading

Honduras Amends Constitution to Permanently Ban Abortion

Honduras Amends Constitution to Permanently Ban Abortion

Last week, the Honduras National Congress amended their National Constitution to state that unborn children have the same rights as born children under the law. This is not a temporary fix, but a permanent statement in the National Constitution. It … Continue reading

Texas Judge Blocks Action to Defund Planned Parenthood

Texas Judge Blocks Action to Defund Planned Parenthood

As Texas takes steps towards ending taxpayer funded abortion within its borders, some pushback has arisen. Last week, Democrat Judge Maya Guerra Gamble successfully blocked Texas from removing Planned Parenthood from their Medicaid plan. Just hours after Planned Parenthood filed … Continue reading

Action Alert: Abortion Advocates Are Attempting to Indoctrinate Our Children With this ISBE Rule

Action Alert: Abortion Advocates Are Attempting to Indoctrinate Our Children With this ISBE Rule

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has proposed a rule called the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards for public school educators that would, in effect, require teachers to affirm, embrace, and encourage inclusive (or progressive) student viewpoints to … Continue reading

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Host 52nd Annual Leaders for Life Banquet

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Host 52nd Annual Leaders for Life Banquet

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY AND GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE, TO KEYNOTE ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE EVENT February 4, 2021—(Chicago) Illinois Right to Life recently announced that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House Press Secretary and Arkansas gubernatorial candidate, … Continue reading

Missouri, the First “Abortion-Free” State?

Missouri, the First “Abortion-Free” State?

Could Missouri be the first “abortion-free” state? As shocking as this might sound, Missouri is currently the only state in the United States with zero abortion clinics.  According to Operation Rescue:  Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood in St. Louis was … Continue reading

The Future of Illinois Politics

The Future of Illinois Politics

By Amy Gehrke, Executive Director On  Thursday, January 21, I was happy to host four of Illinois’s top pro-life leaders for our “Future of Illinois Politics” webinar. This was a comprehensive, hour-long discussion of anti-life bills that will likely be … Continue reading

Seeking an End to Human Trafficking: A Life Chat Interview with Kelly Dore

Seeking an End to Human Trafficking: A Life Chat Interview with Kelly Dore

In the pro-life movement, our work will never be finished until the dignity of every person is recognized and upheld. Right now, sex trafficking, especially the trafficking of minors, is one of the biggest assaults against the dignity of the … Continue reading

On This 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade…

On This 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade…

Statement from Amy Gehrke, Executive Director, on January 22, 2021:   Today we sadly commemorate the 48th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America. This year, for many, hope has turned to sadness. It’s easy … Continue reading

Illinois Right to Life Mourns the Passing of Pro-Life Hero, Joe Scheidler

Illinois Right to Life Mourns the Passing of Pro-Life Hero, Joe Scheidler

Illinois Right to Life mourns the death of Joe Scheidler, a true hero of the pro-life movement. Dubbed the “Father of Pro-Life Activism” by many, pro-life author, speaker, activist, father, and grandfather of many, Joe Scheidler passed this morning, January … Continue reading

Join Us for Our Future of Illinois Politics Webinar!

Join Us for Our Future of Illinois Politics Webinar!

The political turmoil of 2020 has, unfortunately, spilled into 2021. With Democrats now in control of both our State and Federal Governments, those who understand the sanctity of all innocent human life are likely wondering, “What’s next?” No need to … Continue reading

BREAKING: Supreme Court Ruling Puts Stop to Mail-Order Abortions

BREAKING: Supreme Court Ruling Puts Stop to Mail-Order Abortions

ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE RESPONDS TO RECENT SUPREME COURT RULING WHICH RESTRICTS THE DISTRIBUTION OF CHEMICAL ABORITON PILLS JANUARY, 12–(CHICAGO) Illinois Right to Life applauds today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling which affirmed that the Trump Administration can enforce a Federal … Continue reading

Pro-Life for All Life: A Life Chat Interview with Mary Lenaburg

Pro-Life for All Life: A Life Chat Interview with Mary Lenaburg

All of us who are pro-life know that standing for life in today’s world can be difficult. Despite the ridicule, anger, and insults we sometimes face we know, without a doubt, that we are on the side of joy, hope, … Continue reading

Suffering in the NICU and the Pro-Life Attitude: A Life Chat Interview with Emily Kelly

Suffering in the NICU and the Pro-Life Attitude: A Life Chat Interview with Emily Kelly

Suffering is a part of every person’s life. Although it is an inescapable element of the human condition, many–including those in the pro-life movement–still grapple with the proper response to suffering, one that reconciles it with the dignity of the … Continue reading

The Santorum Family’s Pro-Life Story: A Life Chat Interview with Elizabeth Santorum Marcolini

The Santorum Family’s Pro-Life Story: A Life Chat Interview with Elizabeth Santorum Marcolini

Many people are pro-life with their words, some are pro-life with both their words and actions, but for some, their pro-life beliefs are cemented after they’ve been tested in the fire. This is the case for the Santorum family, as … Continue reading

The Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines and Abortion

The Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines and Abortion

By Amy Gehrke, Executive Director & Steve Jacobs, J.D./Ph.D., Program Director, Illinois Right to Life    With all of the news about the development of COVID-19 vaccines, which could soon be mandated by states and employers, many pro-life advocates are … Continue reading

Meet Amy – Our New Executive Director!

Meet Amy – Our New Executive Director!

There’s someone special we would like you to meet. It is our pleasure introduce you to Amy Gehrke –  our new executive director! We couldn’t be more excited and proud to welcome Amy to the IRL team! Amy brings with … Continue reading

Peace in the Womb Caroling: A Pro-Life Christmas Tradition that’s Bringing Light into the Darkness

Peace in the Womb Caroling: A Pro-Life Christmas Tradition that’s Bringing Light into the Darkness

This year more than ever people need to hear and see the joy of Christmas, and what better way to show them than the age-old practice of singing Christmas Carols? The Pro-Life Action League has been taking on the task … Continue reading

Meeting the Demand for Pro-Life Healthcare: A Life Chat Interview w/ Louis Brown

Meeting the Demand for Pro-Life Healthcare: A Life Chat Interview w/ Louis Brown

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. Pro-life healthcare is a highly contested issue in the pro-life movement, largely because of the highly politicized nature … Continue reading

Meet Mary Wagner, the pro-life woman who spent six years in jail for her advocacy work

Meet Mary Wagner, the pro-life woman who spent six years in jail for her advocacy work

Words can only do so much, and this is especially true in the pro-life movement. Many people are willing to say they are pro-life, they even will eagerly argue about it, but it takes true courage to be willing to … Continue reading

Two Pro-Life Country Songs on Top Charts Last Month

Two Pro-Life Country Songs on Top Charts Last Month

In the past few weeks, two (quite arguably) pro-life country songs have risen to the top of the charts in country music.“One of them Girls” and “One Beer” are numbers 4 and 6 on the Hot Country Billboard chart. “One … Continue reading

Signs from a Peculiar Institution: An Interview with Dr. Mark Waters

Signs from a Peculiar Institution: An Interview with Dr. Mark Waters

Dr. Mark Waters is a vibrantly pro-life professor who teaches English at McHenry County College. Recently, he published his first book, Signs from a Peculiar Institution, inspired by his experiences praying outside a local abortion clinic. In an interview with … Continue reading

Tennessee Bans on Abortion Partially Upheld

Tennessee Bans on Abortion Partially Upheld

Last week, a Tennessee law banning abortion for a number of reasons was partially upheld in the appeals court as debates concerning this law continue. According to CNN the “6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted part of a lower court’s … Continue reading

Pro-Lifers Sue on Basis of Discrimination

Pro-Lifers Sue on Basis of Discrimination

On November 18, the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Students for Life of America filed a lawsuit in federal court stating that the Washington D.C. police discriminated against their group’s pro-life views by preventing them from chalking pro-life messages on the … Continue reading

Pro-Life Activism During a Pandemic

Pro-Life Activism During a Pandemic

On Saturday, November 14, an Illinois Right to Life employee went to pray by the Aurora Planned Parenthood and talk to the others who were there along with them. A few members of Pro-Life Action League were there leading some … Continue reading

Beauty from the Ashes of Rape: A Life Chat Interview w/ Tori Hope Petersen

Beauty from the Ashes of Rape: A Life Chat Interview w/ Tori Hope Petersen

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. One of the most prominent and perhaps most heartbreaking argument for abortion is in the case of rape. … Continue reading

Facebook Rejects IRL Ad to Help Women in Need

Facebook Rejects IRL Ad to Help Women in Need

It’s no secret that social media outlets have been increasingly targeting conservative viewpoints in recent years. Facebook’s fact checkers are all too eager to hide information that does not coincide with their viewpoints–even when the information is true and credible. … Continue reading

Being Pro-Life on Instagram: A Life Chat Interview w/ Cecilia Pappas and Megan Wells

Being Pro-Life on Instagram: A Life Chat Interview w/ Cecilia Pappas and Megan Wells

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. Instagram Influencers: a new way that our generation can bring light and love into the lives of those … Continue reading

Joe Biden Promises to Issue Executive Order to Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood

Joe Biden Promises to Issue Executive Order to Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood

No matter the outcome of this election, the pro-life generation will never stop fighting for every human’s basic rights. Joe Biden, on the contrary, has a plan to fight against one of the most fundamental rights–that of the right to … Continue reading

Surprise Motherhood, Shame, and Men’s Influence on a Woman’s Decision: A Life Chat Interview w/ Alexa Hyman

Surprise Motherhood, Shame, and Men’s Influence on a Woman’s Decision: A Life Chat Interview w/ Alexa Hyman

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. For many women, the joy of life often overshadows the fear and doubts that arise from an unplanned … Continue reading

Amy Coney Barrett is Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett is Confirmed to the Supreme Court

52 to 48, the U.S. Senate voted on October 26th to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, a vibrantly pro-life mother of seven, to the Supreme Court. This confirmation pushes a rightward shift in the balance of power of the federal judiciary. … Continue reading

Poland Faces Opposition to Recent Pro-Life Victory

Poland Faces Opposition to Recent Pro-Life Victory

How pro-life is Poland? In the recent weeks, the fight to loosen the abortion restrictions is raging, but Poland continues to be one of the most conservative and Catholic countries. It has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in … Continue reading

Fatherhood, Responsibility, and Men’s Voice in the Abortion Debate: A Life Chat Interview w/ Dan Korenchan and Kevin Gregus

Fatherhood, Responsibility, and Men’s Voice in the Abortion Debate: A Life Chat Interview w/ Dan Korenchan and Kevin Gregus

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. Men’s involvement in the abortion debate is one of the most controversial and taboo topics related to this … Continue reading

Palatine March for Life Draws Hundreds to Witness for the Right to Life

Palatine March for Life Draws Hundreds to Witness for the Right to Life

While the rest of the world is waiting anxiously for the upcoming election, the pro-life generation is voicing their opinion and their goal loud and proud for the world to hear. The Palatine March for Life, hosted on Saturday, October … Continue reading

Finding Healing After an Abortion: A Life Chat Interview w/ Nancy Kreuzer

Finding Healing After an Abortion: A Life Chat Interview w/ Nancy Kreuzer

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. Could someone still be mourning a decision they made thirty-plus years earlier? Could it have such an impact … Continue reading

Meeting the Demand for Honest Women’s Healthcare: A Life Chat Interview w/ Leah Jacobson

Meeting the Demand for Honest Women’s Healthcare: A Life Chat Interview w/ Leah Jacobson

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. Leah Jacobson, founder and CEO of the Guiding Star Project has devoted her life to presenting college-aged women, … Continue reading

Northwest Families for Life to Host Palatine March for Life this Saturday

Northwest Families for Life to Host Palatine March for Life this Saturday

October is Respect Life month, and with this comes many pro-life activities and events to get involved in. It’s important that we have a pro-life mindset, but with that comes the responsibility to go out into the world, make our … Continue reading

Dressing to Dignify the Human Person: A Life Chat Interview w/ Nicole Caruso

Dressing to Dignify the Human Person: A Life Chat Interview w/ Nicole Caruso

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. The “M” word: Modesty. What does this have to do with being pro-life? According to Nicole Caruso, a … Continue reading

Pornography as an Assault on the Dignity of the Human Person: A Life Chat Interview w/ Dan Korenchan

Pornography as an Assault on the Dignity of the Human Person: A Life Chat Interview w/ Dan Korenchan

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. In yet another Life Chat episode, Mary Kate Knorr delves deep into the destruction of pornography on … Continue reading

Baby Saved During 40 Days for Life Campaign in Downers Grove, IL

Baby Saved During 40 Days for Life Campaign in Downers Grove, IL

Already more than two weeks into the 40 Days for Life campaign, many lives have been changed and babies have been saved. Today, we know of 146 babies that have been saved in just around a dozen days. On day … Continue reading

They Are the Pro-Life Generation

They Are the Pro-Life Generation

Yellow hoodies, yellow balloons, drumming and chanting: this is the Crusaders for Life, a teen and young adult group with the passion and vibrancy necessary to fight for life. Who are those Kids in Yellow? explains more about where they … Continue reading

Chrissy Teigen Shares Heartbreaking and Raw Story of Her Miscarriage

Chrissy Teigen Shares Heartbreaking and Raw Story of Her Miscarriage

Pregnancy loss, or miscarriage, is an absolutely traumatic experience for women to go through, but is rarely mentioned or brought to the light. It is not uncommon either, as it occurs in about 10-25% of pregnancies. Chrissy Teigen–model, cookbook author, … Continue reading

Why the Pro-Life Movement Needs Men: A Life Chat Interview w/ David Cordaro

Why the Pro-Life Movement Needs Men: A Life Chat Interview w/ David Cordaro

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. “You don’t have to put men down for women to succeed… we all have to help each … Continue reading

Infertility and the Pro-Life Mentality: A Life Chat Interview w/ Katie Waldow

Infertility and the Pro-Life Mentality: A Life Chat Interview w/ Katie Waldow

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. Infertility and miscarriage are little-mentioned agonies endured by many women, which can cause a woman to wrestle with … Continue reading

President Trump Nominates Pro-Life and Pro-Family Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

President Trump Nominates Pro-Life and Pro-Family Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made,” proclaimed the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. With her fearless and ambitious spirit, Ginsburg climbed the ladder of success in a … Continue reading

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect Babies Born Alive

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect Babies Born Alive

In his recent signing of an executive order to protect all babies born alive, especially meant to protect babies who survive abortions, Donald Trump states to the American people what should be a moral fact ingrained on our consciences: all … Continue reading

Being Pro-Life in College and Beyond: A Life Chat Interview w/ Catherine Hadro

Being Pro-Life in College and Beyond: A Life Chat Interview w/ Catherine Hadro

The following article is a synopsis of an episode from our Life Chat Podcast series. To listen to the full episode, click here. What is it like being a young woman in a public university? What happens if you are … Continue reading

40 Days for Life Gain Victory in Granite City, Illinois

40 Days for Life Gain Victory in Granite City, Illinois

40 Days for Life is a large-scale pro-life vigil that runs around-the-clock for 40 days straight. The Mission of this movement is composed of three parts. Firstly, their mission is to unite in prayer and fasting. 40 Days for Life claims … Continue reading

Divided Hearts of America Film Gives Clarity to the National Abortion Debate

Divided Hearts of America Film Gives Clarity to the National Abortion Debate

Could abortion be the core issue that touches all Americans, and the issue that is at the center of the divide in politics in America today? Divided Hearts of America claims that, yes, abortion is not only the most important … Continue reading

Our Pro-Life Training Tour Returns: Book Your Event Today!

Our Pro-Life Training Tour Returns: Book Your Event Today!

After the overwhelmingly positive response we received from last year’s events, we are excited to announce the return of our Pro-Life Training Tour! Under the circumstances of our current times, this year’s training tour has been calibrated to perfectly fit 2020. … Continue reading

Get Your Pro-Life Voter Guide Today

Get Your Pro-Life Voter Guide Today

Once again, election season is upon us! The general election is on Tuesday, November 3rd, so Illinois Right to Life Action has prepared a voter guide to get you ready to vote. You can go to www.VoteProLifeIllinois.com right now to … Continue reading

Pro-Life Catholics Band Together to Oppose Pro-Choice Biden

Pro-Life Catholics Band Together to Oppose Pro-Choice Biden

The Catechism of the Catholic Church speaks outrightly about how abortion is the murder of an innocent child. Given this, one would suspect that all Catholics are pro-life. However, a massive wound has been festering in the Church: many Catholics … Continue reading

Antifa Activist Assaults Pro-Lifer

Antifa Activist Assaults Pro-Lifer

A Portland man painting “Baby Lives Matter” on the sidewalk was attacked on September 10th by an Antifa activist. Taylor Hansen, the man who had endured the beatings, posted on Twitter, saying “Last night in Portland I was beaten bloody … Continue reading

Unmasking HBO’s New ‘Unpregnant’ Film

Unmasking HBO’s New ‘Unpregnant’ Film

We’ve all experienced times of doubt in our lives: uncertainty, fear, not knowing what the next day holds for us. But who has more fear, anxiety, and turmoil than a young girl facing an unexpected pregnancy? Unpregnant is a new … Continue reading

Abortionist Who Boasted Cutting Off the Vocal Cords of Fetuses Loses Her Medical License

Abortionist Who Boasted Cutting Off the Vocal Cords of Fetuses Loses Her Medical License

Dr. Leah Torres, notorious and Twitter-famous abortionist, has just had her medical license suspended in Alabama after years of performing abortions.  Due to suspected fraudulency in her application, Torres was ordered by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners to “immediately … Continue reading

Shrine Dedicated to Honor Aborted Children in Mexico

Shrine Dedicated to Honor Aborted Children in Mexico

Last month, the Mexican Pro-Life Association, Los Inocentes de Maria (Mary’s Innocent Ones), dedicated a shrine in honor of all aborted children. The shrine is also known as Rachel’s Grotto and is meant to be a place where reconciliation can … Continue reading

7 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Realize Are Pro-Life

7 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Realize Are Pro-Life

Kanye West Kanye West is one of the most widely known celebrities in America, and he keeps coming out with more statements about how pro-life he is. This musician icon married to Reality TV star Kim Kardashian announced his plans … Continue reading

Black Pro-Life Activists Call Out Planned Parenthood for Its Racism

Black Pro-Life Activists Call Out Planned Parenthood for Its Racism

Remaining overshadowed in the background of the Black Lives Matter movement are thousands and thousands of people who agree with the statement that black lives matter, but believe that the principles of the movement and the way they are carried … Continue reading

Being a Pro-Life Professor in a Pro-Choice Culture

Being a Pro-Life Professor in a Pro-Choice Culture

The first day of the fall semester is filled with excitement, anticipation, and probably a dose of fear for any student, but it was amplified for me because this wasn’t just the start to a new semester, it was my … Continue reading

It’s Time to STOP Sexualizing Children

It’s Time to STOP Sexualizing Children

Children are our future, and as such, they should be protected and nourished. Recently there has been an influx of questionable, if not extremely abominable, incidents occurring with children. Thankfully many of these incidents have not gone unnoticed. Pop stars, … Continue reading

Abby Johnson and Kamala Harris: Who’s Really Advocating for Women?

Abby Johnson and Kamala Harris: Who’s Really Advocating for Women?

Two women, both speaking on behalf of their country, both claiming to advocate for women’s rights, but both having drastically different ideas as to what women’s rights should entail: such is the scene of the recent Democratic and Republican National … Continue reading

Susan B. Anthony Pardoned by President Trump

Susan B. Anthony Pardoned by President Trump

On August 18th, 2020, the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, Donald Trump declared Susan B. Anthony was officially pardoned for her crime of illegally voting. Susan B. Anthony is a woman’s rights icon and lesser-known as an avid abolitionist. On … Continue reading

“Unborn Black Lives Matter” Banner Flown over Democratic National Convention

“Unborn Black Lives Matter” Banner Flown over Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention is one of the hottest topics of this past week. Because of the radical pro-abortion stance of the Democratic candidates, pro-lifers are doing all they can to broadcast this, and to show the American people that … Continue reading

Abby Johnson and Nick Sandmann to Speak at Republican National Convention

Abby Johnson and Nick Sandmann to Speak at Republican National Convention

This week the famous Abby Johnson tweeted, “Since the Trump campaign has confirmed, I guess I can, too. I am speaking at the Republican National Committee!” Abby Johnson is best known for her story being told in the popular pro-life … Continue reading

Unborn Baby Saved Outside Aroura Planned Parenthood Clinic

Unborn Baby Saved Outside Aroura Planned Parenthood Clinic

A pro-life presence outside of Planned Parenthoods during this uncertain time tends to be even more discouraged than it is during normal times, however, there have been multiple instances in the past few months that have encouraged pro-lifers to keep … Continue reading

Pro-Life Victory at Mexico’s Supreme Court

Pro-Life Victory at Mexico’s Supreme Court

On July 30, 2020, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled a 4-1 decision to strike down a lower court ruling which had forced Veracruz, a Mexican state, to legalize abortion during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Veracruz’s state constitution is very … Continue reading

PETITION: Demand Planned Parenthood of Illinois Return the Millions it Improperly Received in PPP Money

PETITION: Demand Planned Parenthood of Illinois Return the Millions it Improperly Received in PPP Money

Our tax dollars shouldn’t fund the killing of innocent children. Sign our petition to demand Planned Parenthood of Illinois return the millions of dollars it received in Paycheck Protection Program loans. Many affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America wrongly … Continue reading

Kamala Harris is no moderate, especially on abortion.

Kamala Harris is no moderate, especially on abortion.

When Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, the New York Times and other major media outlets applauded his choice of a “pragmatic moderate” and “centrist.” “Kamala Harris comes from the middle of the … Continue reading

Beach Bod or Baby: When Being Pro-Choice Means Choosing a Beach Body over a Baby

Beach Bod or Baby: When Being Pro-Choice Means Choosing a Beach Body over a Baby

There are many reasons women might use to justify getting an abortion, from mental health to physical reasons, but recently a woman was given an abortion pill for a reason most people would agree is preposterous. Christian Concern, a group … Continue reading

Heroes for Life Amidst the Beirut Explosion

Heroes for Life Amidst the Beirut Explosion

On August 4th, Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, experienced a devastating explosion, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. Many buildings in the near vicinity were completely destroyed and the city sustained widespread damage. According to UNICEF, “at least … Continue reading

Pro-Life Home for Sex-Trafficked Girls Finally Gets Approval to Open

Pro-Life Home for Sex-Trafficked Girls Finally Gets Approval to Open

Human Trafficking and what to do about it: This is a topic that has been high on the radar the past few weeks, especially with the observance of National Day against Sex Trafficking. News surrounding this topic is often somber … Continue reading

Pro-Life Students Arrested for Chalking in Front of DC Planned Parenthood

Pro-Life Students Arrested for Chalking in Front of DC Planned Parenthood

Two pro-life activists were arrested Saturday while chalking “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” on the sidewalk outside of a D.C. Planned Parenthood. 22-year old Towson University student Erica Caporaletti was arrested along with 29-year old D.C. resident Warner DePriest. They were … Continue reading

Why We Cannot Trust Planned Parenthood’s Decision to Disavow Margaret Sanger

Why We Cannot Trust Planned Parenthood’s Decision to Disavow Margaret Sanger

On July 21st, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced its decision to rename their Manhattan facility to eliminate the name of their founder, Margaret Sanger. This decision was aimed to distance themselves from Sanger’s racist eugenicist ideologies. While it … Continue reading

Priests and Pastors Urge America to Vote for Donald Trump

Priests and Pastors Urge America to Vote for Donald Trump

On Sunday, July 26, one of the most renowned pro-life priests of our time came out with a statement which addressed who Catholics, and all who are pro-life, should vote for. Sunday marked the 100 day point until the 2020 … Continue reading

Joe Biden Endorses Abortion under any Circumstances

Joe Biden Endorses Abortion under any Circumstances

A few weeks ago, after the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, Joe Biden made an outlandish claim that he supports abortion “under … Continue reading

Consistent Life Ethics and Daniel Lewis Lee’s Execution

Consistent Life Ethics and Daniel Lewis Lee’s Execution

This past Tuesday, July 14th, at 8:07 a.m., Daniel Lewis Lee was the victim of the first federal execution in 17 years. Lee, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, was sentenced to death after murdering the Mueller family in 1996. According to … Continue reading

A Message from Our Executive Director Regarding Our Event with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

A Message from Our Executive Director Regarding Our Event with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Friends,   You may have heard that, back in June, we filed a lawsuit in federal court to challenge Gov. Pritzker’s 50-person gathering limit, in the hopes that we might begin holding the important large events that are pivotal to … Continue reading

Little Sisters of the Poor’s Victory Over Birth Control

Little Sisters of the Poor’s Victory Over Birth Control

This past Wednesday, July 8th, the supreme court ruled for the Catholic nonprofit aimed to serve impoverished elderly, Little Sisters of the Poor, to be exempt from providing their employees with insurance covering birth control under the Affordable Care Act. … Continue reading

New York Planned Parenthood Execs Accused of Racism by Their Own Employees

New York Planned Parenthood Execs Accused of Racism by Their Own Employees

While the racist and eugenic nature of Planned Parenthood is well-known to the pro-life movement, it’s own employees are now waking up to this reality. An open letter to the executives of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) from … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Admits to Fetal Trafficking in New Video

Planned Parenthood Admits to Fetal Trafficking in New Video

On June 30th, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a shocking and disturbing video of Planned Parenthood admitting to fetal trafficking and even harvesting organs from born-alive abortion victims. Planned Parenthood and their allies have claimed for years that … Continue reading

Trump Signs Executive Order Aimed at Improving Foster Care

Trump Signs Executive Order Aimed at Improving Foster Care

On June 24, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order to improve the foster care system in America. One may be curious as to how exactly he plans on improving foster care. He made it clear he plans to … Continue reading

Illinois Right to Life Launches New Virtual Project

Illinois Right to Life Launches New Virtual Project

After cancelling several of our in-person events due to COVID-19, we are excited to announce the launching of a new virtual project. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be coming to you LIVE on Facebook to … Continue reading

Four Myths About Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Four Myths About Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are at the frontlines of the fight against abortion. They are often situated close to Planned Parenthoods, and provide many of the same services, sans abortions, at no charge. These clinics are perhaps the most effective … Continue reading

Joe Biden and Sexual Assault Hypocrisy at Planned Parenthood

Joe Biden and Sexual Assault Hypocrisy at Planned Parenthood

On June 15th, 2020, Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced their endorsement of presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Due to Joe Biden’s history as an abortion advocate, Planned Parenthood’s endorsement should not come as a surprise. However, by endorsing Joe Biden, Planned … Continue reading

IRL Files Laswsuit Against Governor Pritzker Over Ban on Gatherings

IRL Files Laswsuit Against Governor Pritzker Over Ban on Gatherings

With the help of attorneys at the Liberty Justice Center, we just filed a lawsuit against Governor J. B. Pritzker. This is being done in response to the governor’s strict limits on gatherings and his overreach of executive powers, as … Continue reading

Yes, Sex-Selective Abortions Really Are a Problem in the US

Yes, Sex-Selective Abortions Really Are a Problem in the US

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) updated their “Sex Selective Abortion Ban Fact Sheet” on June 19th, 2020 to express their concerns over the then ten states that had passed bills prohibiting abortions based on sex-selection. After examining … Continue reading

COVID-19 Vaccines: Will there Be an Ethical Option?

COVID-19 Vaccines: Will there Be an Ethical Option?

With more than 2.1 million reported cases of the coronavirus in America alone, a rush to find a cure has ensued. And according to the World Health Organization, there are currently around 120 potential COVID-19 vaccines in development. The good … Continue reading

The Overreaching Agenda of Planned Parenthood

The Overreaching Agenda of Planned Parenthood

For decades, Planned Parenthood has posed itself as a reproductive health organization. Under the guise of their catchy name, Planned Parenthood has been allowed to receive government funding and by association, tax-payer money. Although pro-life citizens everywhere are furious that … Continue reading

Ending Racial Disparities Within Maternal Healthcare

Ending Racial Disparities Within Maternal Healthcare

Racial disparities in regards to maternal healthcare within Illinois is, unfortunately, not new news. Just this past November, March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization that aims to aid in the health of mothers and babies, gave the state a D+ … Continue reading

Abortion Supporters Are Using COVID-19 to Increase the Demand for RU-486

Abortion Supporters Are Using COVID-19 to Increase the Demand for RU-486

Chemical abortions have been endorsed by the pro-choice movement for quite some time now, but not until the past few months, when the world has been in the midst of a pandemic, has it been pushed so aggressively by pro-choice … Continue reading

Pro-Life Laws that Are on the Move Across the Nation

Pro-Life Laws that Are on the Move Across the Nation

As the country opens back up, state legislatures are beginning to get back into action. While not much has been happening on the abortion law front in Illinois, other states have seen some notable legislative pieces cropping up. There are … Continue reading

Who are those Kids in Yellow?

Who are those Kids in Yellow?

If you’ve ever been to any kind of pro-life rally or protest in the Midwest or beyond, you may have noticed a joyful group of teenagers clad in yellow, carrying massive banners, leading chants and banging drums. These kids in … Continue reading

An Insider’s Look at the Lies Behind Modern Feminism and the Sexual Revolution

An Insider’s Look at the Lies Behind Modern Feminism and the Sexual Revolution

In her younger years, Sue Ellen Browder  wrote for the notoriously feminist-bent, abortion-promoting Cosmopolitan magazine. She has since come out of that experience with eyes opened to the lies she was told to propagandize–lies about promiscuous lifestyles, lies about the … Continue reading

Seven Influential Black Pro-Life Advocates of Today

Seven Influential Black Pro-Life Advocates of Today

During this time in which protests, marches, and riots to end racism and the prejudices projected on black people are sweeping the nation, Illinois Right to Life would like to emphasize the importance of black lives and would like to … Continue reading

African American Pro-Life Leaders Who Actively Challenged Racism in the 20th Century

African American Pro-Life Leaders Who Actively Challenged Racism in the 20th Century

Right now, black people across America are making rousing calls to demand respect due to them as human beings and to put an end to racism. To show solidarity with the African American community during this time, Illinois Right to … Continue reading

Exposing the Systemic Racism of Abortion

Exposing the Systemic Racism of Abortion

The sickening and unjust killing of George Floyd has catapulted the nation into a frenzied discussion about systemic racism. This past January the National Pro-Life Summit conducted a panel on the impact of abortion on the black community, and the … Continue reading

Ivy-League Athletes Choose Life While Still Pursing Athletic Dreams

Ivy-League Athletes Choose Life While Still Pursing Athletic Dreams

A seemingly normal occurrence has recently made national news: A man and a woman had an unexpected pregnancy and now have a beautiful new baby! But what makes this story news-worthy to the world and an inspiration to the pro-life … Continue reading

Three Reasons Why Planned Parenthood Does Not Support Black Lives

Three Reasons Why Planned Parenthood Does Not Support Black Lives

On June 1st, The International Planned Parenthood Federation / WHR uploaded a photo on Instagram that said in bold letters “RACISM IS A REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ISSUE” and carried the caption, “Systemic racism and police brutality cannot be ignored. We need … Continue reading

Pro-Life Students Are Egged While Peacefully Protesting Outside Waukegan Planned Parenthood

Pro-Life Students Are Egged While Peacefully Protesting Outside Waukegan Planned Parenthood

Last Friday, May 27, an estimated four hundred pro-lifers gathered at the new Planned Parenthood facility to protest the clinic’s secret opening. The protest captivated the zeal and interest of citizens across  Illinois and Wisconsin. Many groups showed up, including … Continue reading

In the Midst of Quarantine, New Planned Parenthood Opens in Illinois

In the Midst of Quarantine, New Planned Parenthood Opens in Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Reznicek megan@illinoisrighttolife.org 312-422-9300 ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE RESPONDS TO SURPRISE OPENING OF WAUKEGAN PLANNED PARENTHOOD MAY 13, 2020 — (CHICAGO) Illinois Right to Life Executive Director Mary Kate Knorr responded on Wednesday to news that, … Continue reading

Project Love Has the Perfect Gift for this Mother’s Day

Project Love Has the Perfect Gift for this Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day being just around the corner, we have the perfect way to celebrate all the wonderful mothers you know. Customarily, at this time of the year, our grant program, Project Love, offers its beautiful Mother’s Day and Father’s … Continue reading

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Former White House Press Secretary, to Keynote Illinois Right to Life Event

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Former White House Press Secretary, to Keynote Illinois Right to Life Event

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY, TO KEYNOTE ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE EVENT February 6, 2020—(Chicago) Illinois Right to Life announced on Wednesday that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House Press Secretary, will be the featured keynote speaker … Continue reading

Get Your Pro-Life Voter Guide Today

Get Your Pro-Life Voter Guide Today

Election season is upon us! The Illinois primary election is on March 17th, 2020, so we have your voter guide ready. You can go to www.VoteProLifeIllinois.com right now to download and print yours. We take our rights into the voting … Continue reading

Illinois Right to Life Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Louisiana Abortion Regulation

Illinois Right to Life Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Louisiana Abortion Regulation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Reznicek megan@illinoisrighttolife.org 312-422-9300 ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE FILES AMICUS BRIEF WITH U.S. SUPREME COURT IN SUPPORT OF LOUISIANA ABORTION REGULATION JANUARY 15, 2020 — (CHICAGO) Earlier this month, Illinois Right to Life (IRL) submitted an … Continue reading

Illinois Right to Life Responds to POLITICO Article Announcing Illinois Parental Notice Repeal Effort

Illinois Right to Life Responds to POLITICO Article Announcing Illinois Parental Notice Repeal Effort

IRL RESPONDS TO POLITICO ARTICLE ANNOUNCING ILLINOIS PARENTAL NOTICE REPEAL EFFORT December 19, 2019 – (CHICAGO) Illinois Right to Life Executive Director Mary Kate Knorr responded on Thursday to news that abortion advocates in Illinois plan to introduce legislation to … Continue reading

Democratic Politicians Want Abortion with No Restrictions, But What Does America Want?

Democratic Politicians Want Abortion with No Restrictions, But What Does America Want?

Democratic presidential candidates may not be able to agree on everything, but last week’s debate proved they’re unanimously in support of abortion. In fact, the presidential candidates sought to one-up each other and flaunt their abortion advocacy. The debate saw … Continue reading

RELEASE: IRL Responds to March of Dimes D+ Rating for Preterm Births in Chicago and Illinois

RELEASE: IRL Responds to March of Dimes D+ Rating for Preterm Births in Chicago and Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Illinois Right to Life info@illinoisrighttolife.org 312-422-9300 IRL RESPONDS TO MARCH OF DIMES D+ RATING FOR PRETERM BIRTHS IN CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS NOVEMBER 4, 2019 – (Chicago) On Monday, Illinois Right to Life Executive Director Mary Kate … Continue reading

We’re going on tour!

We’re going on tour!

Illinois Right to Life is excited to announce that we’ll be traveling to communities, groups, and churches throughout the state of Illinois for our newest and latest statewide outreach program: The Pro-Life Training Tour. If you host a training session … Continue reading

Illinois Right to Life Responds To News That More Than 2,200 Fetuses Were Discovered On Deceased Abortionist’s Property

Illinois Right to Life Responds To News That More Than 2,200 Fetuses Were Discovered On Deceased Abortionist’s Property

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Illinois Right to Life info@illinoisrighttolife.org 312-422-9300 ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE RESPONDS TO NEWS THAT MORE THAN 2,200 FETUSES WERE DISCOVERED ON DECEASED ABORTIONIST’S ILLINOIS PROPERTY September 16, 2019 – (CHICAGO) Illinois Right to Life (IRL) responded … Continue reading

We have a HUGE announcement

We have a HUGE announcement

We have something HUGE to share with you! We are launching a new initiative to build, educate, and fortify pro-life groups and communities throughout Illinois, so that they might be a strong and united pro-life voice in their communities and … Continue reading

Find Help, Hope, and Healing After Abortion

Find Help, Hope, and Healing After Abortion

You’re not alone. Have you had an abortion? Do you feel guilt or regret? Are you an abortion clinic worker or a man and assisted in an abortion? We can help. An overwhelming number of studies now show women and … Continue reading

The Illinois Abortion Lobby’s Next Target: Parental Notice

The Illinois Abortion Lobby’s Next Target: Parental Notice

We have an important update: Last week, abortion advocates and pro-abortion legislators publicly announced their next target: Illinois’ Parental Notification of Abortion Act. This law mandates that an abortion provider simply notify a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of a … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood: True or False

Planned Parenthood: True or False

The TRUTH about PLANNED PARENTHOOD Let’s play a game of true and false…and see if you guessed it right. Abortion is only 3% of what Planned Parenthood does. FALSE. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider. Each year, over … Continue reading

This is how Madigan’s democrats forced the country’s most extreme abortion bill into law

This is how Madigan’s democrats forced the country’s most extreme abortion bill into law

Governor J.B. Pritzker just signed into law SB25 – a mental health bill passed through the Illinois General Assembly in the last week of the legislative session. The governor is enjoying nationwide publicity as a result of this occasion, and … Continue reading

IL Governor J.B. Pritzker Signs Sweeping Abortion Bill Into Law

IL Governor J.B. Pritzker Signs Sweeping Abortion Bill Into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Regina D’Amico info@illinoisrighttolife.org 312-422-9300 ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE ACTION RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER SIGNING ABORTION BILL INTO LAW June 12, 2019 – (CHICAGO) Illinois Right to Life Action responded at a press conference on Wednesday … Continue reading

Hey Illinois Residents, You Should Be Furious

Hey Illinois Residents, You Should Be Furious

There’s a saying in Iowa politics: “at least we’re not like Illinois.” Rather, it’s not so much a saying as much as just something people say. During the few years I lived in Iowa – first as a student and … Continue reading

6 Things to Know About the Hyde Amendment

6 Things to Know About the Hyde Amendment

Over 2 million people. That’s about the entire population of New Mexico. That’s also about the entire population of Rhode Island and Delaware combined! But why does this number matter? According to a study conducted by Dr. Michael J. New … Continue reading