2014 Chicago March for Life – Sunday, January 19 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


The March for Life Chicago is an annual public event composed of people from diverse ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds dedicated to defending & protecting all human life.

On January 19, 2014, we will march in hope with Chicagoans from every walk of life under one goal: to end abortion.

Sunday, January 19 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Federal Plaza (50 W Adams, Chicago) + Rally & Speakers!

State of Illinois Building (100 W Randolph, Chicago)
+ Celebration of Life!

 For more information about the March for Life of Chicago visit www.marchforlifechicago.com or download the flier here. Please share this event with your friends and family!

Submitted by Illinois Illinois Right to Life Committee

Summary of Recent Pro-Life Issues from Illinois Right To Life

News Headlines and Commentary on Life Issues:

May 5, 2011:
Charges Dropped Against “Notre Dame 88” Obama Protestors
Texas Gov. Perry Gets Bill for Ultrasound Before Abortion
New Hungarian Constitution recognizing life ‘from conception’ signed into law
May 4, 2011:
House Passes Complete Ban on Taxpayer Funding of Abortions    More…
Poll: Americans Back Conscience Protection Laws on Abortion
Democrats Harass Black Woman Legislator for Voting Pro-Life
Senate Bill Introduced to Prevent Abortion Funding in Obamacare
May 3, 2011:
Obama threatens veto on bill ending taxpayer funded abortion
New short film ‘To Be Born’ sends dramatic pro-life message
North Dakota enacts measure nullifying ObamaCare
Iowa Lawmakers Send Fetal Pain Abortion Ban to Senate Floor
Nebraska Bill Banning Webcam, Telemed Abortions Passes Cmte
May 2, 2011:
Planned Parenthood Will File Lawsuit When Indiana Cuts Funds
April 29, 2011:
Pro-life leaders praise Pope John Paul II as the ‘Pope of Life’ in lead-up to beatification
Court: Obama Can Force Taxpayers to Fund Embryonic Research
April 28, 2011:
UN ignores 3 million annual stillbirths because of abortion politics
Status of State Bans on Abortion Coverage in Insurance Plans
April 27, 2011:
Kansas: Brownback Gets Bill on Abortion Clinic Inspections & Telemed Abortion Ban
Indiana Legislature De-Funds Planned Parenthood; Will Daniels OK It?
Planned Parenthood Quits Defending Secret Abortion on Raped Ohio Teen
April 26, 2011:
Contraception manufacturer beset with lawsuits, investigation over device
Feds indict pro-abortion ‘terrorist’ for interstate death threats
Record Crowd at Aurora Planned Parenthood Braves Downpour for Way of the Cross
Oklahoma Senate Follows House in Passing Bill to Limit Dangerous Abortion Drug
Pro-Abortion Vandals Turn Pro-Life Display Into Satanic Scene

Does the Abortion Industry Really Care about Women’s Safety?  (John Jansen)
On “the Unborn,” the Media, and the Conscience  (Rob Schwarzwalder)
My empty uterus…  (Abby Johnson)
Pro-Life Laws Abound, Abortion Industry Takes Defensive Stance  (Matt Yonke)
I Regret Selling Abortions at Planned Parenthood  (Abby Johnson)
New Article Attempts To Prove Abortion Is “Safe”  (Corrina Gura)
Simply Tucker’d Out  (Ryan Scott Bomberger)
Abortion Advocates Playing Defense Legally in Roe v. Wade Battle  (Steve Aden)


Illinois Right to Life Committee and Birthright of Chicago Dinner and Auction – April 15

Illinois Right to Life Committee
and Birthright of Chicago

41st Annual
Benefit Dinner
“Bid for Life” Auction

Friday, April 15, 2011
Cocktails 6:00pm (cash bar),
Dinner 7:00pm

Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane,
Oak Brook Terrace, IL

Use this Registration Form
Call 312-422-9300 to make reservations

Print Raffle Tickets.  They are $10 each or 3 for $25, and they will not be sold at the event.

For more information, call  312-422-9300

If you have an item to donate for the auction (or to check on possible items to donate), call us at the above number.   Thank you!


News Headlines and Commentary fom Illinois Right to Life


July 1, 2009:
Wisconsin Abortions Drop for Fifth Straight Year, Set Record for Lowest Since Roe
Minnesota Abortions Drop for Second Straight Year, Lowest Total Since 1975
June 30, 2009:
Planned Parenthood Birmingham AL Staffer: We Bend the Rules on Sexual Abuse
Thanks to President Obama Federal Abstinence Education Funding Expires Today
First Clinical Trials Completed of Adult Cardiac Stem Cell Repair
June 29, 2009:
Researcher: Abortions Double Risk of Premature Birth in Subsequent Pregnancies
New Technology Allows Parents to Hold Life-Size Model of Their Unborn Child
Documentary Demographic Bomb Follows Demographic Winter Population Expose’
Pro-Life Group Challenges Federal Order to Sell Morning After Pill to Minor Girls
June 26, 2009:
Study Finds Adult Stem Cells, Not Embryonic, Best Suited for Repairing Muscle
Respected Physician: International Abortion-Maternal Death Data Wrong
Abortion Advocate Attacks Operation Rescue Office, Tries to Disable Security System
Abortion Advocate Nearly Runs Over Pro-Life Protestor at Planned Parenthood
June 25, 2009:
YouTube Removes New Undercover Video Exposing Planned Parenthood on Abortion
House Panel Pushes Obama Agenda for Tax-Funded Abortions in Washington, DC
June 24, 2009:
FDA Records Indicate 28 Deaths in 2008 Related to HPV Vaccine
Virginia Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Receives OK From Federal Appeals Court
Arizona Legislature Sends Pro-Life Bills to Governor Jan Brewer  (PBA, non-doctors banned)
Mother of Disabled Child Launches New Web Site to Highlight Health Care Rationing
One Solitary Child  (Fr. Frank Pavone)
Is ObamaCare the End of Roe v. Wade?  (Jeffrey Lord)
Obama promotes euthanasia in healthcare plan  (Jill Stanek)
Is Pro-Choice the New Pro-Life?  (Colin Mason)
Several New Pro-Life Films and Documentaries High in Quality, Info  (Jill Stanek)

St. Peregrine Devotions and presentation “Dignity at the End of Life” May 6th at 7PM, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Westmont, Illinois


St. Peregrine is the patron saint of those with cancer and other chronic diseases.

On Wednesday May 6th, at 7 PM, celebrating the Feast of St. PeregrineHoly Trinity Catholic Parish in Westmont, IL will conduct their regular monthly St. Peregrine devotions, followed immediately by a special presentation:

“Dignity at the End of Life” with Bill Beckman and Colleen Alexander. 

Mr. Beckman is from the Illinois Right to Life Committee, and Ms. Alexander is a hospice nurse. A reception will follow.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church is located at 111 South Cass Avenue, Westmont, Illinois 60559 (about two blocks south of the Burlington tracks).

Click here for directions

Illinois Right To Life Website

End of Life Issues

More about St. Peregrine

Prayer To St. Peregrine for Sick Relatives and Friends

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty”, the “The Wonder Worker” because of the numerous miracles which you obtained from God for those who have turned to you in their need.

For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being.

You turned to God when the power of human beings could do no more, and you were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His cross to heal your affliction.

I now ask God to heal these sick persons whom I entrust to you:

(Here mention their names)

Aided by your powerful intercession, I shall sing with Mary a hymn of gratitude to God for His great goodness and mercy.


Boycott of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Press Release

Catholic Citizens of Illinois calls for Boycott of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

By Catholic Citizens of Illinois

When the Catholic Bishops of the United States established the Campaign for Human Development in 1970, they mandated the Campaign to fund “such projects as voter registration, community organizations, community-run schools, minority-owned cooperatives and credit unions, capital for industrial development and job training programs, and setting up rural cooperatives.” It was subsequently renamed the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, with prohibitions on funding of projects that were not in conformity with Catholic moral teaching.
The CCHD was sold to Catholic parishioners with a slogan of “a hand up instead of a hand out,” but instead, CCHD has heavily invested in the political organizing techniques of Saul Alinsky, a Marxist organizer from Chicago who founded the nationwide Industrial Areas Foundation, which in the Chicago area is known as United Power. United Power has been financed by various mainline Protestant churches and has made great inroads into the Catholic Church in Chicago, recruiting parish ministers and receiving funding from various parishes through dues and contributions. For all practical purposes, United Power is an extension of the far left wing of the Democrat Party.
In a November 4 report in The Washington Time, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced that it has hired forensic accounting specialists to investigate more than $1 million in church funding to voter-registration group ACORN, suspecting that the money may have been spent in criminal acts that would negatively impact the tax exempt status of the Church.


The CCHD has given more tha! n $7.3 m illion to ACORN over the past decade for about 320 projects, including $900,000 in 2006 and $1,110,000 in 2007. In June or this year, the Catholic Church allegedly froze a $1.2 million grant for 38 ACORN chapters after the community-organizing group was accused of voter fraud in 15 states. Critics of the CCHD have challenged the USCCB to provide evidence of the freeze and confirm that no payments have been made to ACORN in 2008.


Mary Anne Hackett, President of Catholic Citizens, commented, “It is well know that ACORN played a major role in the current financial crisis by intimidating banks through public rallies, invasions of bank lobbies with large groups of ACORN activists and picketing bank executives homes. ACORN bullied banks into making loans to people who could not repay them. To avoid vilification as racist, local banks were forced to make loans to unqualified borrowers, even allowing them to use food stamps as collateral for the loans.” These practices have caused the failure of several major financial institutions and the damage continues to reverberate through the economy.


Mrs. Hackett stated further, “Funding campaigns for socialist programs and Democrat Party candidates has no place in the mission of the Catholic Church or in service to the poor.” The funds are collected from the Catholic parishioners with no accountability to them for the expenditures. Nor does the Campaign for Human Development fund Catholic Institutions and apostolates that work with the poor.


“The Catholic Church, through its contributions to ACORN, is complicit in voter fraud and the failure of our economy. This must stop,” said Mrs. Hackett. Catholic Citizens of Illinois calls on all Catholics to boycott the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development on the weekend of November 22 and 23.




Catholic Citizens of Illinois is an independent organization of the laity, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and the Pope Benedict XVI.





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Pro-Life Family Night at Kiddieland – Melrose Park, Illinois 9-5-2008

Pro-Life Family Night at Kiddieland

Melrose Park, Illinois

September 5th

IRLC has reserved the entire Kiddieland Amusement Park on
Friday, September 5, 2008, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
Please bring your whole family and spend an evening
with pro-life friends from all over Chicagoland.

This is a Fun-raising event!
Bring the whole family! Free, unlimited soft drinks!

Tickets are $20.00 each ~ 25 or more tickets are $18.00 each
Tickets will be $23.00 each if you buy them at the door!
Children 2 years and under, are Free!

Note: No food or drink can be brought in;
Ticket price includes unlimited soft drinks!

Mail order with check or credit card information to:
Illinois Right to Life
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60601-7238

For further information and/or phone orders, please call:
(312) 422-9300

Photo by Eddie from Chicago, courtesy of Flickr.com

Pro-Life week in review – Illinois Right to Life Committee


Pro-Life week in review



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