Articles by Monte Larrick
Pro-Life Leaders React to Gov. Rauner Signing HB 40
By Monte Larrick   |   10.04.17
What will the fallout be from Illinois' new anti-baby law? How will voters and the pro-life community respond to House Bill 40 and the prospect of more abortions and taxpayers dollars to pay for them.
40 Days for Life is Having Long Term Effects
By Monte Larrick   |   09.26.17
The 40 Days for Life campaign is getting underway. Leaders are counting on the power of prayer to shut the doors of abortion facilities and to block legislation that will increase the number of abortions in Illinois.
Change Your Gender? Option Now Available for Birth Certificates
By Monte Larrick   |   09.08.17
Schools and churches in Illinois could soon begin feeling the impact of legislation signed into law by Governor Rauner. Beginning January 1, 2018, residents will be allowed to change the sex designation on their birth certificates without having to undergo surgery.
Parents Putting Leftist Indoctrination in Detention
By Monte Larrick   |   09.01.17
It is the beginning of a new academic year and for many students who attend taxpayer funded schools in Illinois that means about 10 months of left-leaning indoctrination along with co-ed restrooms and locker rooms. A grassroots activist says schools do not have to be that way.
Providing Hope for Post-Abortive Mothers
By Monte Larrick   |   08.24.17
The founder of a post-abortion ministry says women are often surprised by the guilt and shame they feel after an abortion. Vicki Thorn is also predicting the number of grieving women in Illinois to increase in Illinois if taxpayers are forced to fund even more abortions and if pro-life pregnancy care centers are compelled to be information hubs for Big Abortion Inc.
Pro-Lifers Urge Gov. Rauner to Keep His Word and Veto HB 40
By Monte Larrick   |   08.16.17
During the Pro-Life Action League's annual Face the Truth Tour, the organization's executive director weighed in on the politics surrounding pro-abortion legislation approved Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly.
Healthcare Reform in Congress Aims to Promote Life
By Monte Larrick   |   08.03.17
U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14th District) says the healthcare status quo is unacceptable. The Republican is hoping market solutions will be used to help bring down rising premiums. With healthcare reform stalled for now, the lawmaker says the budget process might be a good way to defund Planned Parenthood.
Illinois is Broke but Legislators Still Want to Spend More Money on Abortion
By Monte Larrick   |   07.27.17
By using their majority in Springfield, Illinois Democrats may try to use their passage of House Bill 40 as a wedge issue in the 2018 elections. However, a pro-life lawmaker is suggesting that the anti-baby legislation could backfire on them.
Bad to the Brain: Marijuana’s Effects on Adolescents
By Monte Larrick   |   07.20.17
An expert on the effects of marijuana on the brain, particularly the adolescent brain, was not allowed to testify during a recent Illinois Senate hearing on marijuana legalization. However, she did speak with the Illinois Family Institute which is fighting the big push for legalized pot.
Time for IL Lawmakers to Face the Truth About Abortion
By Monte Larrick   |   07.12.17
The godfather of pro-life activism predicts that if anti-baby legislation is enacted, Illinois will become a sanctuary state for abortions. Joseph Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League says in the face of taxpayer funding of abortions, avoiding conflict is not an option.
Medved: God’s Hand is Clear in Our Nation’s History
By Monte Larrick   |   07.03.17
A new book by Michael Medved explores the miracle of our nation's founding and growth. It is also a reminder of why we should thank God for His grace on America.
Illinois Police Give a Warning on Marijuana Legalization
By Monte Larrick   |   06.23.17
Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel predicts that legalized marijuana will put more drugged drivers on Illinois roadways and cause more headaches for Illinois than all its tax revenue is worth.
Illinois Home Education Makes the Grade
By Monte Larrick   |   06.15.17
An education leader says you can thank President Obama in part for the growth of Christian home education. Kirk Smith with Illinois Christian Home Educators also says it looks like the Trump Administration will let homeschool parents teach their kids without government interference.
Pastors Free to Counsel Youth with Same-Sex Attraction Despite IL Counseling Law
By Monte Larrick   |   06.05.17
A recent federal court ruling gives pastors in Illinois the go-ahead to counsel children about their unwanted same-sex attraction, but the state's ban on counseling youths regarding their same-sex attraction is still a roadblock to licensed mental health professionals.
Women Look to Stop the Resurrection of the Equal Rights Amendment [VIDEO]
By Monte Larrick   |   05.23.17
The Equal Rights Amendment is once again before Illinois lawmakers, and if enacted is sure to launch a real war on women.
Monte Larrick
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Monte Larrick

Larrick, an award winning broadcast journalist, retired from Moody Broadcasting in Chicago after more than 30 years of service. In 2014, he joined the IFI team to use his news gathering experience to help inform IFI supporters about issues that impact their lives. Mr. Larrick and his wife have been married 33 years and have two daughters. 

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