60,000. That’s the number of men and women Planned Parenthood of Illinois says have used their services in the past year, according to their recent annual report. Let’s put this number in perspective: In Illinois, there are about 2.6 million … Continue reading
A Rockford Nurse Loses Her Job For Her Pro-Life Beliefs
Last week, Illinois Right to Life executive director, Emily Zender, sat down for a personal interview with Attorney Noel Sterett of Mauck & Baker Law. Mr. Sterett and his team are defending Ms. Sandra Mendoza, a pediatric nurse in Rockford, … Continue reading
The Supreme Court’s Facts are Wrong
Do more women die in child birth than from abortion? In light of the recent Supreme Court decision, Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, which struck down a Texas law that was enacted to protect the health and safety of women, … Continue reading
SCOTUS Overturns HB 2: Women Betrayed
In a 5-3 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, they decided to overturn the Texas law that would have protected women’s health. We’ve read the entire opinion, the concurring opinion, and the two scathing dissenting opinions. We’ve discussed the decision with … Continue reading
SCOTUS: What’s at Stake?
We’re getting down to the wire. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to release the most significant Supreme Court decision on abortion in over two decades – Whole Women’s Health v. Hellersedt. Illinois Right to Life teamed up with Chicago’s Thomas More Society … Continue reading
Abortion: My Body, My Choice … Or is it?
It’s a woman’s body, so isn’t abortion her choice? This is a very important question that deserves an accurate answer. First, let’s begin by saying that no woman – pro-choice or pro-life – delights in intentionally ending the life of … Continue reading
“Were Changing Minds Based on Science”: A Conversation with Emily Zender
In a special episode of Against the Current, by Upstream Ideas, Dan Proft, radio talk-show host for Chicago’s Morning Answer, sits down for an exclusive interview with Emily Zender, executive director of Illinois Right to Life. In their conversation, Dan asks … Continue reading
What do the Founders of the Feminist Movement Say About Abortion?
From the very beginning, the leaders and founders of the feminist movement have been quite outspoken on the topic of abortion. Here’s what they had to say: Dorothy Day Perhaps one of the most well known feminist leaders, Dorothy Day, had … Continue reading
Seven Reasons Why S.B. 1564 Is A Disastrous Healthcare Policy For Illinoisans
Senate Bill 1564 forces every doctor, pharmacist, and pregnancy resource center to refer for abortions, tell patients the “benefits” of abortion, and present abortion as a “legal treatment option.” S.B.1564 states: “then the patient shall either be provided the requested … Continue reading
Will Abortion Help You … or Can it Hurt You?
If abortion is empowering to women, then it must not hurt women. Let’s see what science and women themselves have to say: What does science tell us? The most comprehensive and largest study of the mental health risks … Continue reading