Pro-Life Message Reaches 50% of Cook County
By Chris Iverson   |   11.08.17
IFI has partnered with pro-life Illinoians to reach over 26 million views of the message “Abortion Takes Human Life” in the Chicagoland area from January 2016 to October 2017.  Billboards, pro-life overpasses and other efforts have spread this message throughout...
U.S. House Hearing on the ‘Heartbeat Bill’
By David E. Smith   |   11.03.17
Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on a monumental piece of pro-life legislation known as the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017.  Introduced by U.S. Representative Steven King (R-IA), H.R. 490 would require abortionists to listen for a...
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Illinois Law Could be Impacted by California Right of Conscience Case if it is Heard by SCOTUS
By John Biver   |   11.01.17
In a fast-moving story, right of conscience cases are moving forward and possibly to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are just two recent headlines from Life News: October 30: Pregnancy Centers Ask Supreme Court to Overturn California Law Forcing Them...
Prayer is Changing Hearts and Lives in the Abortion Crisis
By Monte Larrick   |   10.24.17
Governor Bruce Rauner and Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly are using House Bill 40 to force taxpayers to fund abortions in Illinois.
Medusa’s Pink Hat & the ERA
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.17.17
Like Medusa, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has reared its chthonic head again, and this time it’s wearing a silly pink hat over all those snakes. Here’s what the ERA actually says: Equality of rights under the law shall not...
Smashmouth Incrementalism
By Douglas Wilson   |   10.11.17
A recent development within the pro-life movement has both a heartening and disheartening aspect. I am talking about the rise of the “abolish human abortion now” sentiment. This in one sense is the whole point of being pro-life, and so ...
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.
U.S. House Will Vote Soon on Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks
By Joshua Denton   |   09.29.17
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote in the coming days on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks up until the time of birth. The bill is a top priority of national pro-life groups, which demonstrate that pre-born babies can feel pain at 20 weeks gestation and beyond.
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Gov. Rauner Approves Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
By David E. Smith   |   09.29.17
Despite his commitment to veto HB 40, Governor Bruce Rauner has approved HB 40 — which requires taxpayers to fund the intentional murder of pre-born human beings through Medicaid and state employee insurance plans.  During the 2017 Spring session of...
The Illinois GOP Congressional Caucus Responds to HB 40
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.26.17
In light of the possibility that Governor Bruce Rauner may renege on his commitment to veto HB 40—the bill that would require taxpayer-funding of abortions through Medicaid and state employee insurance plans through the entire 9 months of pregnancies—and the moral gravity of such an obscene (and costly) requirement, Illinois Family Institute Executive Director David Smith sent a letter to Illinois’ Republican congressmen requesting their help in persuading Governor Rauner to veto HB 40.
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.
Kill HB 40: Wombs Should be Sanctuary Spaces and No-Kill Shelters
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.22.17
If signed into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, HB 40, which passed in both the Illinois House and Senate, will force taxpayers to subsidize abortions for women on Medicaid and for women covered by state employee health insurance. Feticidal maniacs in Illinois—including lawmakers—are desperate to have Rauner sign this bill into law...
The Darkened Minds of Feticide Cheerleaders
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.08.17
The minds of “progressives” have become so darkened, their consciences so seared that they shout about their abortions and unashamedly admit that abortion ends the lives of humans. This week IFI received the following email from Chicagoan Mary Jennifer Pruim about a billboard we put up that says, “Abortion Take Human Life”:
Population Control Isn’t the Answer
By Joel Erickson   |   09.05.17
Overpopulation. From its usage in Thomas Malthus’s notorious 1798 “Essay on the Principle of Population” to its resurgence in Paul Ehrlich’s 1960 “The Population Bomb,” the word invokes images of a bleak, hopeless future. As the story goes, the ever-increasing birth rate triggers rampant food shortages and systemic resource deprivation, culminating with the human race extinguishing itself. Ehrlich went as far to predict an imminent cataclysm: “England will not exist in the year 2000.”
The Moral Outcry Over Roe v. Wade
By Tim Wildmon   |   08.29.17
The American Family Association has partnered with The Moral Outcry in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn one of the most devastating high court cases in American history, Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade, which was decided in 1973,...
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