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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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44 Years of Roe v. Wade

Please click on the image to view our complete ad as presented in the Northwest Herald.

The greatest gift of God, I would think, is the gift of life.
The greatest sin of humans, it would seem, would be to return that gift ungratefully and unopened.”

~ John Powell, S.J.

Right to Life McHenry County (RLMC) welcomes you to our new 2017 Signature Ad.

We hope you enjoy the new look and format!

RLMC would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have faithfully participated in our efforts, year after year, to be a voice for those who have none. Well over 59 million babies have lost their lives to abortion since 1973 and the tragic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision! Gratefully, the statistics indicate a downward trend in the number of abortions. Hence, we look forward with great hope that soon we will see a drastic reduction because many pro-life legislators are now determined to be stronger voices for life than ever before!

Our local effort at reaching out to our McHenry County citizens has been successful, in large part, due to the wonderful participation of our pastors and local churches. To each and every one of you, we offer our heartfelt thanks! All the volunteers who spend time in the actual collection of signatures play a key role and to you, too, we extend our deepest gratitude!

Our mission will not be complete until all human life is respected and protected from the moment of conception until natural death. The goal and purpose of Right to Life McHenry County is to move hearts and minds to pursue protection for endangered innocent human life.

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Important News  and Updates

January 23, 2017   Abortion Funding

President Trump restores policy preventing organizations that promote abortion overseas from receiving U.S. Foreign AidPro-life President Donald Trump

Pro-life President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump today took executive action to restore a key pro-life policy, sometimes called the “Mexico City Policy.”

The policy announced this morning is similar to a policy that had been in place in Republican administrations since 1984, when it was announced by authority of President Reagan at an international population-control conference in Mexico City.

Under that policy, in order to be eligible for certain types of foreign aid, a private organization must sign a contract promising not to perform abortions (except to save the mother’s life or in cases of rape or incest), not to lobby to change the abortion laws of host countries, or otherwise “actively promote abortion as a method of family planning.”
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Alabama Supreme Court unanimously recognizes personhood of unborn children

January 4, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A unanimous opinion handed down the last day of 2016 by the Alabama Supreme Court is the latest in a growing body of state law extending personhood and the equal protection of the law to pre-born children in Alabama.

The personhood of the pre-born from the moment of conception  has now been recognized by the Supreme Court of Alabama as it relates to the Homicide Act, the chemical endangerment statute and the Wrongful Death Act.The facts of the case in Stinnett v. Kennedy revolve around the death of the pre-born child of Ms. Kimberly Stinnett due to the alleged malpractice of an obstetrician, Dr. Karla Kennedy.    

The main question faced by the Alabama Supreme Court was whether the Alabama Wrongful Death Act applied to pre-born children harmed by medical negligence before viability.  Under review was the fact that during the trial, the lower trial court ... More ...


This poignient video is with an unborn child moments before his mother commits to having an abortion. Please view it.


March for life Information:

Click on the image on the left for information on the March for Life - Washington DC.
Click on the image on the right for information on the March for Life - Chicago, IL.

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State and Local News

Legislative Update:

HB 40 - Horrible Pro-Abortion, Anti-Life Bill introduced in Illinois

This bill has the potential to reverse almost every pro-life effort made in Illinois and will protect abortion if regulated, defunded or o...

January 12, 2017

HB 40 - Horrible Pro-Abortion, Anti-Life Bill introduced in Illinois


This bill has the potential to reverse almost every pro-life effort made in Illinois and will protect abortion if regulated, defunded or outlawed federally.

HB40 - State Abortion Insurance / Public Aid Act

House Sponsors:

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz


Referred to House Rules Committee


Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. 

-Removes a provision prohibiting the non-contributory portion of a program of health-benefits from including the expenses of obtaining an abortion. (If passed, the State Employee's Insurance would cover the expenses of an abortion.).

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New national poll shows overwhelming support for Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

A nationwide telephone poll take Election Day by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend for the Susan B. Anthony List found almost two-thirds support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—well more than double those who opposed.

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Video screen capture of "The Language of Abortion"

Screen capture of "The Language of Abortion"

VIDEO: “The language of abortion is confusing. What are we trying to hide?”

The Language of Abortion,” produced by Signal Hill, a Canadian pro-life group. This 31-second long video uses humor (mixed with the mildest of ridicule) to convey a powerful truth by means of a question—“The language of abortion is confusing. What are we trying to hide?”

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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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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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