By Chris Iverson | 06.20.18Thanks to your contributions, IFI has put up an eye-catching, pro-life billboard around I-90 and Kedzie Ave, near the Logan Square and Avondale neighborhoods of Chicago. The message – “Abortion Takes Human Life” -- will be seen over 10 million times before the end of July
06.15.18Americans are split evenly down the middle on whether abortion should remain legal, a Gallup poll published Monday reveals. Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll shows that 48 percent of Americans identify as pro-choice while 48 percent identify as pro-life. While roughly half of Americans are pro-choice, more Americans believe that aborting unborn babies is morally wrong than morally acceptable, the poll shows.
06.12.18Americans are becoming more permissive on moral issues like smoking pot, same sex relations, divorce, pornography, even polygamy. That’s according to Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey, which was conducted May 1-10 and released this week. The trends are the interesting part.
By Laurie Higgins | 06.04.18Most Americans have seen footage of the obscene cheers of women and men in Ireland over the vote to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution which protected the right of the unborn simply to exist. Yes, they cheered for the legal right of women to have their own children exterminated. Mairead Enright of the Irish organization Lawyers for Choice perfectly captured the unholy essence of their response: “It’s feminist Christmas.”
By John Biver | 06.01.18Last week the people of Ireland voted to repeal Ireland’s Eighth Amendment that granted “equal protection of the right to life of the preborn child and his or her mother.” After the repeal, “legislators will have the power to legalize...
By David E. Smith | 05.24.18The Illinois General Assembly is winding up its work for the 2018 Spring session and will try to adjourn for the summer by Thursday, May 31st. That means that things could move very quickly over the next six days. We...
05.22.18Deputy Majority Leader and Illinois State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie) was so impressed with the speech he prepared for the organized Chicago hearing on the ERA two weeks ago that he decided to record himself giving it. The hearing morphed into more of a rally than a public hearing as Lang bellowed into the microphone patently absurd things like "not passing the ERA means the Constitution does not protect women". This flies in the face of the 14th amendment and was the justification in 1973 for the one thing Lang and other leftists in Springfield champion: Abortion on demand.
By John Biver | 05.12.18If you pay just a little attention to the political fray that engulfs the country, you quickly realize that Leftists have trouble with the truth. They never disclose their real intentions when it comes to public policy. A “modest” tax...
By Monte Larrick | 05.08.18The Illinois Constitution already guarantees equal protection regardless of sex. But, that's not stopping Planned Parenthood and other anti-life organizations from trying to make Illinois the 37th state of the 38 needed to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
By Nancy Valko | 04.30.18An April 13, 2018 USA Today op-ed titled “Make an End-of-life plan or Lose your Money and Choices in your Dying Days” begins with the statement “End-of-life care can bankrupt your family and rob you of choices. End the denial about dying. Make a plan in case you end up seriously ill and frail.” Ms. Bryant is very upfront about using the economic argument about aging and the enormous toll it can take financially and personally on the family as well as medical costs.
04.26.18I am stunned. I thought that I have been reasonably attentive to trends in British jurisprudence in recent years. Through the long, dark night of Britain's subordination to the diktats of Brussels and the less-than-Anglo-Saxon notions that pass for "human rights" in the courts of the European Union, I had thought that British courts, including the still-young Supreme Court of the United Kingdom that has succeeded the House of Lords in serving as Britain's court of last resort, were still going about the business of vindicating "the rights of Englishmen." Apparently not; at least if the Englishman is not yet quite two years old.
04.23.18On the surface, the Equal Rights Amendment seems quite innocent. The main text states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied by the United States or any state on account of sex.”
By Monte Larrick | 04.20.18With an eye on the November elections, state lawmakers are reviving the Equal Rights Amendment, but a leading opponent warns that ratification will mean more abortions.