Nine years ago when a hundred and fifty people walked at the March for Life Chicago, it was hard to imagine that they'd grow to thousands of people flooding the streets and echoing off the skyscrapers in celebration of Life.
I am a woman. I am also pro-life. Unfortunately, many people today see these identities as contradictory and antithetical. Over the past few decades, society has tried to force many women into a box: If you are a woman who is proud of your womanhood, you should support and advocate for abortion. If not, how can you be a true advocate for women? Supporting women has become synonymous with supporting abortion.
For many Christian conservatives, the number one voting issue is abortion. Under no circumstances will we vote for a “pro-choice” candidate, no matter how good that candidate’s other policies may be. Conversely, we will vote for a strong pro-life candidate even if that candidate does not line up with some of our other ideals. After all, we reason, what is more important than the shedding of innocent blood, especially the blood of babies in their mothers’ wombs?
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Join other pro-life prayer warriors in the annual 40 Days For Life campaign to pray and fast to end abortion! This year's winter/spring vigil begins on February 26th and ends 40 days later on April 5th.
With the passage of the Illinois Reproductive Health Law there was a blatant attempt to declare life worthless, having absolutely no value. If life in the womb can be thrown away up until the moment of birth, then all life is made cheap, meaningless, and worthless. Yet that same law has had an unintended effect; we have seen an awakening of the pro-life community as never before. We are rallying together, working to unite, combining our time, treasure, and talent for a common cause. Please join us!
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See the true story that will give you a new understanding and appreciation for the gift of life. Whether you are a believer or a skeptic in our ability to affect the course of events in our society today, see the movie that is doing just that!
Abby Johnson was a young college student who wanted to make a difference in the world. She wanted to make life better for young women and be the person providing them with opportunities to achieve their dreams. She believed that was happening as she rose in leadership at the Planned Parenthood facility in …
As the oldest teenage daughter of Illinois Family Institute’s executive director, I have had the privilege of visiting Springfield for a great number of events. But this past Wednesday was perhaps the most important event I’ve volunteered for as I witnessed over four thousand pro-life Illinoisans converge on our state capitol to oppose two extreme abortion bills currently pending in the General Assembly.
Many individuals may directly associate the phrase “pro-life” with being pro-birth or opposed to abortion. While of course both of these statements are true, what many people perhaps fail to fully grasp is that being pro-birth is only a part of being pro-life. The truth is that pro-life is pro-woman, pro-adoption, pro-child, and pro-family. But proponents of the legal killing of an infant while it is in its mother’s womb always ignore the many facets of what it means to be pro life. Instead they try to paint those who are pro life as extremists who are against the empowerment …
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Lurking behind the annual split among Americans over the labels “pro-life” and “pro-choice” is a new reality. The fact is that today, whatever label they choose, Americans overwhelmingly support abortion restrictions.
The Illinois Family Institute is very pleased to invite you to attend the 2016 Annual Faith, Family and Freedom Banquet on Friday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. We are thrilled to have as our keynote speaker former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a strong and consistent voice for pro-family values. (Early Bird Specials Expire on Sept. 5th!)
Written by Casey Mattox
Whether you’re a painter, pastor, lawyer, or laborer (pro-life or pro-abortion), you work for Planned Parenthood. A portion of every paycheck goes to the world’s leading abortion business through the federal and state taxes allocated by your elected representatives and the unelected bureaucrats they empower.
For the fiscal year ending in June 2015 (just before the Center for Medical Progress videos were released), over $550 million of your hard-earned tax dollars went to Planned Parenthood.
But the states are taking the lead to end this forced partnership with “Big Abortion” and redirecting those funds to providers …
Professor Robert George, renowned scholar on religious liberty at Princeton University, spoke with IFI's Monte Larrick at the recent pro-life SpeakOut Illinois conference.
Moral equivalence is an article of faith for activists of the secular left, with their insistence that a baby is no better than an abortion, or that traditional marriage is no more consequential than a same sex union.
Going back to recent election cycles, some observers have noted that there is a distinct fertility gap between the Bush/Kerry, McCain/Obama election maps. “Red” states that tend to vote for Republicans have fertility rates that exceed replacement, whereas many Democratic blue states do not.