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Irene Napier and "Ben Franklin" (Tom Kelecius) review the attendees at the 2014 Pig Roast celebrating the Right to Life involvement in McHenry County, IL.

RtL March for Life

The Right to Life March on Washington DC was a very moving experience. Even though the media panned it, it made a gigantic impact.

Ultra Sound

This Ultra-Sound image is a fetus at less that 4 months. The image depicts eyes, legs, fingers, arms and more. From the moment of conception the fertilized egg contains the essence and existence of a human being. It is our obligation to protect life from the moment of conception to the last breath of human life.

Crystal Lake Expo

We greeted visitors to the Crystal Lake Expo at Booth #44 on 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 and
Sunday, March 29, 2015
 
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New News  and Updates

In this edition of Right to Life - McHenry County, the following items have been
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State and Local News


Legislation:


SB1564 Health Care Right of Conscience Act


This bill undermines Healthcare Right of Conscience by requiring pro-life facilities to refer pro-abort services to other facilities thus violating their morals or beliefs.

This bill is currently still on the Governor's desk for his signature.

Please call the Governor's office at 217-782-0244, or click here to go to his website and send an email asking him NOT to sign SB1564 and veto the bill.


HB5576 Insurance Contraception Coverage

This bill requires insurance coverage of over-the-counter drugs such as Plan B and Ella.  These drugs prevent a fertilized egg  from implanting to the uterine wall and therefore cause a chemical abortion.

This bill is currently still on the Governor's desk for his signature.

Please call the Governor's office at 217-782-0244, or click here to go to his website and send an email asking him NOT to sign HB5576 and veto the bill.


Click here for more information on this and other legislation.

 

News Summary:

http://ifrl-blog.blogspot.com/2016/06/illinois-breaks-its-own-law-protecting.html

Illinois breaks its own law protecting religious freedom

Sandra Mendoza was a nurse in Rockford, Illinois, in Winnebago County's Health Department where she served in the pediatric clinic and also in a children's home in Rockford. Noel Sterett, an attorney with the Chicago-based law firm Mauck & Baker, states a change came about that forced Mendoza out of her job.

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http://ifrl-blog.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-dignity-of-unborn-children-goes-on.html

The Dignity of Unborn Children Goes On Trial in United States District Court

Tuesday marks a historic day for Indiana and the nation as the dignity of unborn children goes on trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The core issues revolve around the humane disposal of aborted babies in Indiana, as well as Indiana’s new protections, established in civil rights code, preventing unborn children from being aborted for the sole purpose of gender, race, national original, Down syndrome or other disability.

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National News


August 12, 2016  

Olympic-Sized Prolife Moments: Adoption, Motherhood and
Rejecting Abortion

By Ryan Bomberger


The Olympics are a time for the world to see the beauty of possibility. Seemingly impossible feats are achieved by many whose struggle to participate in this coveted competition inspires people across the globe.

There are so many Olympic moments this week compelling us to think about the incredible resilience of our humanity…moments that move us to contemplate the power of Purpose. NBC’s Al Trautwig couldn’t even see the story behind the story when he ignorantly proclaimed that Olympic gold-medalist Simone Biles’ adoptive parents (which were, at one point, her grandparents until they legally adopted Simone and her sister) were “NOT her parents”.

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uly 28, 2016 by Bradley Mattes

Both major political parties have had their say—the Republicans in Cleveland and the Democrats in Philadelphia. Now it’s up to you to decide which candidates, from local races to the Oval Office, will get your vote.

After all the millions of dollars spent on these conventions, the most important takeaway wasn’t featured in prime-time speeches or slick videos and ads. But it’s essential information for you to have, so I’ve briefly boiled it down for you.

As the president of a 501 (c) (3) organization, I can only go so far talking to you about political races. For example, I can’t advocate for or against a political party or candidate, but what I can do is educate you and others on where the parties stand on the life issues!

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10 Reasons not to have an abortion ...
Parenting website Mommyish recently published an article advocating ten reasons (well, actually nine) to have an abortion. In response, I wrote a piece debunking the author’s arguments. Today, I will discuss ten reasons not to have an abortion.

1) It compounds tragedy.

2) It takes innocent lives.

3) It violates civil rights.

4) It punishes innocent people.
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International News

Jan 2016

United Nations Committee Affirms
Abortion as a Human Right

David A. Grimes

In a landmark case, Peru has compensated a woman for denying her a medically indicated abortion. In 2001, K.L. was a 17-year-old who was diagnosed as having a fetus with anencephaly at 14 weeks’ gestation. As described below, this fetal anomaly is routinely lethal. Although abortion was legal in Peru in this circumstance, a hospital director refused her request for an abortion. She was forced to continue her pregnancy and deliver the doomed fetus, which survived only four days. Working with human rights lawyers, K.L. filed a complaint with the United Nations Human Rights Committee, based in Geneva. In 2005, the Committee concluded that Peru had violated several articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and it ordered financial compensation to K.L. Fifteen years after the incident, reparations were finally made for Peru’s “cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.” This marked the first time a United Nations Committee had held a country accountable for failing to ensure access to safe, legal abortion.

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