Speakers

Are you looking for a speaker or presentation from IRL for your next pro-life event? If so, here’s a list of our personal recommendations.

Mary Kate Knorr

Mary Kate is a member of our board and prior to this, she was the executive director of Illinois Right to Life for 2.5 years. Before her involvement with Illinois Right to Life, Mary Kate worked as an operative and communications advisor on numerous state and federal political campaigns. She has been quoted in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and has been featured on WGN, ABC-7, CBS, and Fox News, amongst others. Within the pas few years, Mary Kate has spoken before thousands on the need for abortion restrictions in Illinois. She has presented to law and medical students at Northwestern University and to undergraduates at the University of Chicago, where she debated Professor Geoffrey Stone, who was a clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court when Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.

Mary Kate is available for radio/TV interviews and select speaking engagements. If you would like to inquire about her availability, please email Info@IllinoisRightToLife.org or call (312)-422-9300.

Dr. Steven Andrew Jacobs

Steve has been the program director of Illinois Right to Life since August of 2019. Prior to his current role, Steve graduated with his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and PhD from the University of Chicago. His writing has been featured by Daily Wire, Newsweek, and The Hill and his research on when life begins has been featured in Breitbart, Quillette, and One America News Network. He has presented to college and law students at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University School of Law, Loyola University, and the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.

Steve is available for radio/TV interviews and select speaking engagements. If you would like to inquire about his availability, please email Info@IllinoisRightToLife.org or call (312)-422-9300.

Heart2Heart Educational Program Team Presentation

Using the leading research on how students learn most effectively and retain information, our brand new educational program combines storytelling and facts to be most effective and turn hearts pro-life. The Heart2Heart Program is a free online library of professionally filmed videos that serve to teach students pro-life values on various pro-life issues. Each video is accompanied by a leader guide/lesson helper in order to arm teachers with the resources to teach pro-life values in their classrooms.  To learn more about our program, click here.

That being said, Illinois Right to Life is ready and happy to bring our groundbreaking new video series – right to you! In a multimedia presentation, our staff can play one or more of the educational videos, talk about and develop the learning objectives of each video, and then facilitate an interactive discussion with your students, your parishioners, pro-life club or community group members.

If you would like us to come your school, church, or organization and give a Heart2Heart presentation, email us at Info@IllinoisRightToLife.org or call 312.422.9300.