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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.

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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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Important News  and Updates

September 23, 2016   Politics

Want to Elect a Pro-Life President? Here’s what NOT to do.

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

Do you want to elect a pro-life president?

On November 8, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected President. One of them will decide abortion policies for many years to come.

Nearly eight years of Obama’s presidency has already been devastating. The Obama presidency brought us two new pro-abortion Supreme Court justices, a healthcare law that expands abortion and threatens the vulnerable, and vows to veto pro-life legislation, including a bill that would protect unborn babies 20 weeks and older from painful late abortions, and a bill that would defund abortion providers.

We cannot afford four - let alone eight - more years of a president that does not value the right to life.

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On November 8, 2016 Vote Pro-Life.
Click here for a list of endorsed Pro-Life candidates.

Life Chain Sunday

National Life Chain Date was held on Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 2:30 - 3:30 PM. National Life Chain 2016 - Rt. 14 & Teckler Blvd, Crystal Lake, in front of the Hobby Lobby Store. Please park in the Hobby Lobby parking lot. Contact: Nancy Cole - 815-455-7265. Life Chain is a national, peaceful, and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing for one hour along roadways, praying for our nation and for the end to abortion. www.lifechain.net STAND UP FOR LIFE!

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

New video debunks Planned Parenthood’s 3 percent abortion myth

A new video released by Live Action exposes how Planned Parenthood manipulates its own data to cover up the fact that abortion – not women’s health care – accounts for the lion’s share of the corporation’s services for pregnant women.

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Laying the groundwork for pro-life leaders

Lauren Castillo is national director of the newly launched Faith Foundations – a project of Students for Life of America (SLA). Castillo says they've found it is especially difficult to establish pro-life clubs in faith-based high schools because of a lack of time and resources – or because administrators believe such groups are too political.

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News Summary:


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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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

September 12, 2016    


Sen. James Lankford

Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act introduced by Senator Lankford

On Thursday pro-life Senator James Lankford (R-Ok.) introduced legislation to nationally ban dismemberment abortion, an abortion method that involves using steel tools to tear apart a well-developed unborn child by brute force.

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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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They're Our Tools to Use
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.

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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