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...
Emergency Injunction Against Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Sought in Lawsuit Against Illinois Officials
The Thomas More Society has now moved for an emergency injunction to be heard on Thursday, December 28, to stop State of Illinois officials from providing tens of thousands of taxpayer funded abortions in the New Year. Additional legislators and groups will also seek to join the suit that day, including State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) and State Senator Neil Anderson (R-Rock Island).
Planned Parenthood Losing Some Big Donors
By Charlie Butts   |   12.26.17
An organization that rates corporations based on conservative values has some good news, but acknowledges there's more work ahead.
The Sanctity of Life Goes to Court
By Monte Larrick   |   12.24.17
While the courts decide on taxpayer funded elective abortions and compelled pro-abortion speech, Springfield Right to Life will fight for women and their unborn babies next door to Planned Parenthood.
Six Things You Need to Know about Physician-Assisted Suicide
By Nancy Valko   |   12.22.17
Is the real healthcare crisis not enough physician assisted suicide laws? Or is it the staggering and increasing number of people losing their battles with mental illness and committing suicide?
Pro-Choicers Choose Live Dismemberment
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.05.17
In yet another ethically repugnant judicial decision, Texas district court judge Lee Yeakel struck down a Texas abortion law (SB 8) that prohibits 2nd trimester “dismemberment abortions” in which live humans are dismembered prior to death and then sucked...
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.
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...
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