Pro-Life History in the Making: A Day of Dobbs

We are excited to announce that on December 1st, the day of the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in the Dobbs versus Jackson Women’s Health case, Illinois Right to Life will be hosting a “Day of Dobbs.” This full day of events … Continue reading

Ask Amy: Can the State Violate our Right to Privacy?

Dear Amy, Abortion is purportedly justified under the aegis of privacy. As with contraception and sodomy, abortion ls a legally protected “privacy right.” But abortion advocates don’t stop there. We have Planned Parenthood (an NGO?) racketeering together with the State … Continue reading

The SCOTUS Hearing on Texas’s Heartbeat Law

On November 1st, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two constitutional challenges to Texas’s Heartbeat Law (SB 8) on behalf of an abortion provider and the Biden administration. Arguing that Texas’s abortion ban undermines the Court’s holding in … Continue reading

The Repeal of Parental Notice: We Will NOT Give Up Hope!

Anyone who watched last week’s debate over the Parental Notice of Abortion Act (PNA) witnessed a parade of the abortion industry’s most misleading tropes. These included lots of passionate proclamations about a woman’s right to choose, that abortion is healthcare, … Continue reading


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amy Gehrke, Executive Director, Illinois Right to Life 312-422-9300 [email protected] October 28, 2021 —- (CHICAGO)     The Illinois House of Representatives voted late last night to repeal Parental Notice of Abortion, trampling the rights of … Continue reading

Live Action, L.A., and Defending Life

This past weekend, IRL Executive Director Amy Gehrke and I traveled across the country to the beautiful state of California to attend Live Action’s “Unite for Life” event. During this pro-life rally, which was attended by thousands from across the … Continue reading

Ground Zero Tour: A MASSIVE SUCCESS!

On Thursday, Illinois Right to Life put on our first-ever Ground Zero Tour: Preparing Illinois for a Post-Roe America. It was a MASSIVE SUCCESS with around 75 people attending: a sell-out! Our Executive Director Amy Gehrke explained the educational and … Continue reading

Fight for Parental Notice Ramps Up

Last legislative session, our Illinois Right to Life Action team along with other pro-life activists succeeded in thwarting the pro-abortion movement’s attempt to repeal Illinois’s Parental Notification of Abortion Act. Unfortunately, these efforts have been recently reignited after recent national … Continue reading