Articles by Andrew Willis
The Kavanaugh Hearings Should Focus on Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Not Roe v. Wade
By Andrew Willis   |   09.06.18
In the first few days of his confirmation hearings,Judge Brett Kavanaugh has already been doggedly questioned on his views on abortion, specifically whether he will overturn Roe v. Wade. The attention on his views is warranted. If Judge Kavanaugh is...
U.S. Supreme Court Recap for First Amendment Cases
By Andrew Willis   |   07.06.18
It has been an eventful term for the U.S. Supreme Court, which has provided many closely decided cases and ended with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. For those interested in free speech and religious liberty, there have been plenty...
Where Corporations Stand on the Issues? There’s an App for That
By Andrew Willis   |   05.17.18
It’s no secret that social liberals have been winning the publicity battle in recent years. Whether it be the life or marriage issue, conservatives have been routinely out-spent, out-marketed, and out-publicized. Why? A substantial part of the reason is that...
What’s at Stake in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Forced Abortion Speech
By Andrew Willis   |   01.08.18
Roe v. Wade may have locked the “right” to abortion in American caselaw for the present future, but the courts have generally been respectful to medical professionals who wish to abstain from any affiliation with abortion. If doctors, nurses, or...
Judge Loses Her Position for Belief in Traditional Marriage
By Andrew Willis   |   08.18.17
Busy schedule? Valid reason. Don’t know the couple? Valid reason. Watching football? Still a valid reason. Violates your conscience? You’re fired. Or so goes the logic of the Wyoming Supreme Court. In December 2014, a reporter asked Judge Ruth Neely...
Legal Battle Rages Over the Future of VidAngel and Movie Filtering
By Andrew Willis   |   06.07.17
Imagine if families could enjoy a movie together without the fear of being bombarded with nudity, crude language, or excessive gore. Up until recently, families could do just that. That is, until Disney and its Hollywood cohorts wielded their dark...
New Bill Forces Pastors to Take Mandatory Training
By Andrew Willis   |   03.28.17
Novelist Vikram Seth wrote, “God save us from people who mean well.” Who are among those well-meaning people from whom we desperately need saving? Politicians. In a well-intentioned but misguided attempt to attack the widespread and grievous problem of domestic...
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New Legislation Threatens the Lifesaving Work of Sidewalk Counseling
By Andrew Willis   |   03.21.17
Thousands of children are alive today because pro-life sidewalk counselors stand outside abortion clinics offering encouragement and information about the abortion alternatives to pregnant mothers. It is one of the most effective ways to save the unborn. New legislation, however,...
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Illinois Colleges Have Much to Learn about Free Speech
By Andrew Willis   |   04.29.16
There is never a shortage of stories about attacks on free speech on the American college campus.  Here is one which hits close to home at the College of DuPage (COD), a community college in the western suburbs of Chicago....
Three Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Rulings Christians Should Know About
By Andrew Willis   |   04.12.16
In what is already a controversial session amidst the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on many cases in the upcoming months that will have wide reaching effects in American life. Here are three decisions which Christians should know about.
May 7th — Islam in America: A Christian Response with Dr. Erwin Lutzer
By Andrew Willis   |   04.30.15
Islam is on the rise around the world, whether it be terrorist activity in the Middle East or the increasing number of followers here in United States. Though these trends open up many opportunities to share the gospel, Christians also...
Think Spring: Two Fantastic Upcoming IFI Events
By Andrew Willis   |   02.22.15
Though the snow be heavy and the nights be dark, it is never too early to make plans for the next season. The Illinois Family Institute is pleased to announce two fascinating events coming to the Western Suburbs. We are ...
Lawmakers in D.C. Looking to Pump up the Federal Gasoline Tax
By Andrew Willis   |   02.04.15
Despite the bitter cold and snow that characterizes this time of year, we always manage to find ways that warm our hearts. Lately all you have to do is look at the gas prices. According to the AAA, gasoline prices...
Stand Today for the Generation of Tomorrow
By Andrew Willis   |   12.31.14
As the last hours of 2014 tick away, I want to encourage you not to look forward to just this upcoming year but to the many more that will follow. Then ask yourself what kind of legacy you want to...
Two Important Life Affirming Events in 2015
By Andrew Willis   |   12.22.14
This upcoming January will mark the 42nd anniversary of the fateful Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States. To help continue the fight for the unborn, the Illinois Family Institute is proud to sponsor two fantastic...
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Joining the Illinois Family Institute as in intern in 2012, Andrew quickly became a vital part of the IFI Team. Andrew is now pursuing a J.D. at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He still contributes to IFI’s social media outreach, video production, graphic design and helps to maintain the IFI website.

Homeschooled all his life, Andrew earned an undergraduate degree from Liberty University. Before law school, he worked for Mauck & Baker, LLC, a Christian law firm in Chicago which works to promote religious freedom around the nation. He has also worked on multiple political campaigns for state offices, and is very active in his local church.

Andrew considers his work as a service to his Savior and strives to apply his Christian faith to daily life and society.

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