Kids Know.

Kids know.

I love talking to people around Illinois about how we can save babies in our state as well as how we can best help women experiencing crisis pregnancies, but I most enjoy learning from the kids.

Last week, Illinois Right to Life made the trek out to Collinsville for our fourth Ground Zero Tour stop. While we were there, I asked one little girl—who couldn’t have been older than ten—“What do you think of when you hear the word, ‘Pro-Life’?”

She told me, “People should stop killing babies.”

It’s so simple, isn’t it? We go to schools and parishes to educate children; we take phone calls from women in need; we attend events to network with people who have the same goal as us; but we do this because we are ultimately here to stop the greatest human rights violation of our time, and what could be more important than that?

To do that, however, we need a strategic plan. Here at Illinois Right to Life, our team has come up with a plan that we’ve been sharing with people across the state:

Our Three-Tiered Plan to Win Back Illinois for Life

  1. Education
    1. Most people don’t know how extreme our laws are; further, many might think they’re “pro-choice”, but they support most reasonable restrictions on abortion
    2. We need to educate pro-lifers about the need to take a stand for life and help them see that the abortion industry is not only bad for Illinois—but for our neighboring states and beyond
  2. Grassroots Activism
    1. Pro-life laws save lives, and so do pro-life legislators, so 2022 is crucial—we will target a handful of key races where the abortion issue can make a difference.
    2. Why will this work? The abortion issue is almost always a net positive for pro-life candidates
  3. Increasing Aid to Women and Young Families
    1. We will expand our Project Love program, allowing us to provide more help to mothers and young families in need with the help of our friends at pregnancy resource centers around the state.
    2. The city of Chicago has 17 abortion clinics and only three pregnancy resource centers. It’s no surprise, then, that the majority of abortions in Illinois take place in Chicago. We will find ways to assist pregnancy resource centers as the work to expand into belly of Illinois’s abortion beast: Chicago.

In two weeks, we have a Ground Zero Tour stop in Quincy, and then in upcoming weeks we will have a few more stops. If you are in the area, we encourage you to stop by and learn how you can make a lasting impact and help change Illinois for the better!