FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amy Gehrke, Executive Director
ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE STATEMENT ON CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT’S “CALL TO ARMS”
May 10, 2022 —- (CHICAGO)
The following statement can be attributed to Amy Gehrke, Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life:
At a time when violence in the city of Chicago is spiraling out of control, it is mind-boggling that Mayor Lightfoot is putting more taxpayer money towards the violence of abortion. It is also mind-boggling that, with violence against pro-life advocates rising sharply, that Mayor Lightfoot would use irresponsible and incendiary language in issuing a “call to arms”.
Every abortion brutally takes the life of a preborn child and, thanks to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, it is incredibly dangerous for women in the state of Illinois. By welcoming women to Chicago for abortions Mayor Lightfoot is putting the women of our neighboring states at risk.
In addition, talk of threats to the LGBTQ community and others is a straw man. Abortion advocates know when they talk about the real issue — the deliberate killing of preborn children and the harm it causes their mothers — they lose.
Illinois’s abortion laws are completely out of step with mainstream public opinion, something that is clearly of little concern to Mayor Lightfoot.
Illinois Right to Life is the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. We seek to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia through education and direct aid.