When Palliative Care Goes Horribly Wrong
By Nancy Valko   |   05.06.19
As I have written before, I was almost fired for refusing to increase a morphine drip “until he stops breathing” on a patient who continued to breathe after his ventilator was removed. The doctors mistakenly presumed he had a massive stroke and thus was irreparably brain-damaged. I was told at that time that giving and increasing the morphine even though the patient showed no discomfort was merely “comfort care” that would “prevent pain”. I knew it was euthanasia.
IFI Joins Conservative Coalition to Expose the SPLC
By Timothy J. Dailey   |   04.17.19
Blockbuster news came out this week revealing that Twitter has cut ties with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because of reports of controversial financial activity, leaders tainted by scandal, and–according to one source–a “toxic” work environment. The news has...
Tampons in Boys’ Bathrooms in Illinois Public Schools
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.19.19
A sure sign that leftist lawmakers in Springfield are obsessively driven by the desire to use government money and power to advance an absurd, science-denying ideology is House Bill 922  sponsored by State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) that, if...
To Know Socialism is to Hate It
By Oliver Perry   |   02.13.19
We keep saying that socialism is bad, but our message isn’t being believed. Maybe we don’t fully believe it ourselves. So let’s dig deeper and understand just how bad, and how anti-Christian, socialism really is. This article examines how American society changes when socialists get to run things. You’ll see, quoting the socialists themselves, how:
Did We Forget?
By Rev. James McDonald   |   01.26.19
There are two dates on my mind today. The first is January 22, 1973, the day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, opening the door for virtually unlimited abortion on demand. Since that day, over 61 million...
Illinois Governor Pritzker All In for Taxpayer-Funding of Abortion and Planned Parenthood
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.24.19
Illinois’ newly installed governor, billionaire J.B. Pritzker, looked at the mess that decades of “progressive” rule has made of Illinois and had an epiphany: OMG, the problem here in Illinois is that it’s not progressive enough! That set him on...
With YOUR Support, It Can Happen!
By David E. Smith   |   12.19.18
The zeal, knowledge and dedication of the IFI Team exhilarates me, and at the same time it humbles me. They understand our purpose and mission, and as our Judeo-Christian foundation disintegrates, the need for truth-telling becomes increasingly important. We long...
Not Your Grandfather’s Marijuana
11.21.18
Many states are rushing to legalize powerful recreational marijuana, but they’re running headlong into mental-health issues that should stop them in their tracks. Thanks to recreational marijuana legalization, we are steadily deciding as a nation that widespread availability of marijuana is worth the mental-health risk to our youth, the medical evidence for which is growing stronger every year.
Nativity Scene Displayed at State Capitol
11.19.18
On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018, the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee (SNSC) will host a display depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. For the 11th year in a row, the Crèche will stand in the center of the State Capitol...
Join Dan Proft & Jeanne Ives with George Barna!
By Kathy Valente   |   09.24.18
This is the last week to purchase tickets for the 10th annual IFI Faith, Family & Freedom Banquet! Click HERE to reserve your seat(s) or table. You won’t want to miss a great evening with two of the most influential...
Reserve Your Banquet Seat Today!
By David E. Smith   |   09.22.18
Illinois Family Institute is excited to be welcoming George Barna to our fall banquet to share his faith, research, political insights and projections for our nation's future. For more than three decades now, Mr. Barna has conducted national surveys to gauge the sentiment and activity of politically conservative, spiritual active Christians in America. He has also been a pollster in three presidential campaigns.
Socialism is Also a Religion
By Oliver Perry   |   09.21.18
Many people complain about “socialist medicine,” or socialism in the schools. But what is socialism? It is frequently described as an economic system, but it also has some features of religion. This article shows how socialism qualifies as a religion.
Legislating Behavior  – Yes, It Is Possible
By Micah Clark   |   09.20.18
There is an often-repeated falsehood that liberals and some libertarians love to throw out in knee-jerk fashion to dismiss those who support morally ordered liberty.  You may have encountered it on social media.  The retort is “you can’t legislate morality.”...
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