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Mike Pieper (Former RLMC Board Member), Steph Hanlon (VP-RLMC) and Joe Scheidler (founder of Pro-Life Action League)
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Right to Life McHenry County:

  • is dedicated to promoting the sanctity of human life.
  • Believes God grants us life from the moment of conception to its natural end.
  • an all volunteer, grassroots, non-partisan, non-denominational and non-profit organization
  • is promoting a culture of life through:

Unplanned - A Movie - Right to Life - McHenry County Information

March 29, 2019

The new Pro Life film "Unplanned" will open at the Regal Crystal Lake Showplace (RT 14) later this week! The movie times are:

Thursday March 28th at 7pm and 9pm 

Friday March 29th at 1:40 pm, 4:20 pm,  6:50 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday March 30th and 31st at 1:40 pm, 4:20 pm,  6:50 pm, 9:30 pm


McHenry County Conservatives will hold a Red Carpet Movie Event for UNPLANNED.
A portion of proceeds will benefit 1st Way Pregnancy Center of McHenry County. There is Special Opening Night Presentation only on March 29th, 7pm, at the same theater, 
Regal Crystal Lake Showplace (RT 14), Seating is limited.

Doors will open for NETWORKING opportunities at 6:30

One week to go. Let's SELL THIS THEATER OUT!! 

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE HERE: McHenry County Conservatives Event   

This is billed as an excellent Pro-life film for its educational value and ability to tell the truth about abortion; This movie will explode the myths that pro-abortion advocates and the secular media have been hiding behind, that abortion is all about women's health care and a women's right to choose. For more on the movie bio.

Please click here for additional information


We Welcome Our New Chaplain

The board passed a motion to add Fr. Trowbridge as our chaplain last week and we are already benefiting from his advice. He is pastor at St. Peter and Paul in Cary and he is in charge of Pro-life for entire Diocese of Rockford. He sent us this email with links to Life Advocacy Day ... this is the day that all pro-life people will descend on Springfield in an organized fashion, see attached which has a schedule for the events. 

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March for Life 2019

Chicago, IL:

(January 15, 2019 – Chicago) Calls for action, bi-partisan unity, and compassion came from the podium at the Sunday, January 13, March For Life Chicago 2019. The downtown rally drew over 8,000 thousand pro-life advocates to the

city’s Federal Plaza, topping all previous attendance. With statements including, “Make babies great again,” “Love them both,” and “Save the baby humans,” colorful signs declared the participants’ mission: Celebrate the uniqueness of each human life from conception forward and call for an end to abortion.

U.S Congressmen from Illinois, Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) and Darin LaHood (R-Peoria), took the stage together, urging the crowd to continue advocating for life. “There is nothing more important than protecting life,” declared Lipinski. “Science shows us life begins at conception. We’ll keep working and fighting until there are no more abortions,” he promised.

LaHood stressed the importance of anti-abortion legislation, noting, “Every single day that we’re in Washington DC, we look to do everything we can to stand up for life and the unborn.”

Chicago Archbishop, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich applauded the event’s theme, Unique From Day One.

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Les Femmes - The Truth                                                                         Posted 2/4/2019

Full term baby assassination costs $17,000

Posted: 04 Feb 2019 09:53 PM PST

Listen to the abortion clinic employee! At the end of the conversation (8:41) she says, "Alrighty then!" as if she has simply scheduled a dental cleaning. One must have $17,000 ready to hand over to the assassin to murder their child...and rest assured that black market organ dealers are standing in line to buy the child's organs and body parts. Now we see why Obamacare is so important. Who can … More …

Nick Sandmann's Lawyer Releases "The Truth"

Posted: 04 Feb 2019 08:11 PM PST

Wow! This video shows exactly how much of a liar Indian activist Nathan Phillips is. Phillips lied from beginning to end about the event at the Lincoln Memorial and he continues to lie and defame the Covington students. He lied about being a Vietnam vet too and is now trying to pretend he never said he was. Well, Phillips,   you live in the digital age. You can lie, but the truth will come out... Click for the video and More ...

Post High School Scholarship Results for McHenry County (IL) Students

Commitment Scholarship
Congratulations to Rubi Mendez, a 2018 graduate of Johnsburg High School,  for her Commitment Scholarship Award. 

Pictured on the Left is Michael Rauh, President of McHenry County Right to Life) present the award certificate and $1,000.00 scholarship to Rubi Mendez.

On the right are Stephanie Hanlon (Vice President of McHenry County Right to Life) along with Rubi Mendez and Michael Rauh.

From Crystal Lake Central

At the Crystal Lake Central High School Senior's Night on May 16th 2018, Mia Widhalm received the RLMC Commitment Scholarship for $1000 from Stephanie Hanlon, VP of RLMC. Mia has demonstrated exceptional commitment to right to life issues by being involved in many pro-life activities: Mia has participated in four Marches for Life; two in Chicago and two in Washington D.C. Throughout her years at Crystal Lake Central High School, she has helped plan the Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. On that day students wear a piece of red duct tape over their mouths with the word "LIFE" written across it. Curious onlookers are handed a flier explaining how their silence was meant to raise awareness for the voices that are silenced every day through abortion. Mia incorporates her pro-life stance into her school work as well. When assigned to write an essay on how a certain concept has caused oppression to a group of marginalized people, Mia wrote about how abortion has been an oppressiveforce against women. Mia furthermore understands that to be pro-life is to care for more than just unborn children, pro-life is to be pro-woman and pro-family and encourages the reasonableness of fighting for the equality of women by petitioning for longer maternity leave and more flexibility in hours for mothers in school and at work. She emulates how vital it is to treat each human life. She is the person who will befriend a fellow classmate and offer compassion and support throughout the pregnant teen's journey.

It will be Mia’s mission to start a pro-life club at McHenry County College where she can share her positive experiences with other students in our community. She also will be volunteering at the local crisis pregnancy center and looks to be proactive in the political realm of the pro-life movement.

Mia further stated, "To me, life is something precious something worth fighting for, and I will not give up until
the battle against the culture of death has been won."

From Marian Central

The Right to Life Commitment Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for $1000, awarded to three students of private AND public high schools in our county. Applicants were required to write an essay detailing their involvement in right to life activities and how they plan to continue their pro-life commitment beyond high school. We were blown away to find out what INCREDIBLY DEDICATED pro-life students there are in our county. At Marian, we have 2 runners-up and 1 official winner to award.

The two Runners -up to the scholarship are Kevin Niehaus and Lucca Kenyon.

Kevin has been an active member of his church’s Respect Life Ministry where he has assisted in fundraising for a crisis pregnancy center. He also has helped collect signatures for the Right to Life ad that runs every January in the Northwest Herald. Thanks to him and others, more than 2200 people from our community signed to stand in defense of the unborn. Kevin held signs and offered prayers at the Life Chain on Route 14 in Crystal Lake. Furthermore, while watching a performance of the Mime for Life and people’s reaction to it, Kevin realized how strongly this issue can impact so many different people.  Of all right to life activities, his favorite is working with the elderly. In voting he will make it his responsibility to find which candidates support life the most. We are confident that Kevin will be a blessing to students at McHenry County College where he will join the Oasis Club, witnessing to students God’s message that each human life has value and should be treated with dignity. Thank you, Kevin, for all you have done to promote a culture of life in your school and our community!

Lucca’s activities include March for Life DC, the March for Life Chicago, prayer in defense of the unborn, and spiritual adoption of a child to be born. Lucca converses deeply about her pro-life convictions with peers who oppose her beliefs. Also, Lucca is a MEMBER of the Mime for Life Performance Troupe. This powerful presentation put on by teens, travels locally performing at churches and retreats. In the performance Lucca plays the role of a teen in a crisis pregnancy pressured into termination of her unborn child. Audiences are impacted and deeply moved to see the darkness of the situation brightened only by the light of Christ’s Mercy. After each performance, Lucca and members of the Mime have the audience break into small groups and discuss how each person can contribute to bringing an end to the holocaust of today. We are confident Lucca will fight for the innocent at St. Norbert

College where she will continue to educate others on the importance of standing up for the most precious gift in the world! Thank you, Lucca, for all you have done to promote a culture of life in your school and our community!

And now for our winner, Colin Stoll.

A participant in the March for Life-DC, planner of trips to March for Life Chicago and  pro-life prayer services, Colin has also has spiritually adopted a child and prayed for 9 months. In the classroom, he has written papers in defense of the pro-life position and started following pro-life blogs on social media.  Colin, like Lucca, is also an active member of the Mime for Life, where he has played the role of the boyfriend alongside the pregnant girlfriend who make the tragic choice. Without even saying a word, he and the mimes have changed many people’s outlook on this issue.

Having turned 18, Colin acknowledges the huge responsibility of voting. Having had a teacher that is a strong advocate for pro-life issues has influenced his conscience, he says “leading him

to the correct ideals when voting”.  In writing papers in defense of the pro-life position, Colin has written “a vote against life, is a vote against God.” Colin believes “His votes and actions should reflect his beliefs.”

Furthermore, while a pre-med student at the University of Notre Dame, Colin is looking to do studies on adult stem-cell research and their role in neuro-regeneration. Colin recognizes “research on these types of cells”, and not embryonic stem cells, “promote the pro-life movement, while still allowing for scientific advancement”.

He also recognizes that in addition to his obligation to live his pro-life beliefs, Catholic institutions have the duty to support the pro-life movement as well.

Colin, we are certain that you have the diligence, insightfulness, and faithfulness to be a powerful defender of life at Notre Dame AND beyond! Congratulations, Colin, on winning the Right to Life McHenry County Commitment Scholarship!  May God bless you and may your continued efforts bear much fruit!


46 Years of Roe v. Wade

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Letter from the Right to Life McHenry County Board of Directors (RLMC)

2019 Signature AdWelcome to the Right to Life McHenry County 2019 Pro-Life Signature Ad. We send a huge thank you to all the Respect Life Coordinators at our area churches who organized the signature drives!  This endeavor requires a major group effort and simply couldn’t be done without you.  We are sincerely grateful, as well, to everyone who took the time to stand with us by signing this year’s campaign. We appreciate all that you do to defend life at all its stages!

 This year marks the forty-sixth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the catastrophic court decision that resulted, to date, in the legal killing of nearly 61 million American babies. St. Teresa of Calcutta keenly observed that, “… if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” We saw the spreading effects in 2018 of the continual devaluation of human life; violence has escalated in our country as evidenced by a sharp increase in mass shootings, the growing demand for euthanasia, and even growth in the suicide rate.  LifeNews.com recently reported that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in America, aborting approximately 320,000 unborn babies every year. Its most recent annual report showed a record income of $1.46 billion, with about half a billion dollars coming from taxpayers.

Our theme this year features material from a Terry Beatley interview with Dr. Benard Nathanson, who was an instrumental pro-abortion proponent turned passionate pro-life advocate. Dr. Nathanson claimed responsibility for more than 75,000 abortions: aborting 5,000 babies himself (including two of his own children); instructing doctors how to perform abortions on 10,000 babies; and overseeing the largest abortion facility in America where another 60,000 babies were aborted. In Terry’s book, What If We’ve Been Wrong? Keeping my promise to America’s “Abortion King,” she shares the 8-point propaganda strategy that was used by abortion proponents to successfully legalize abortion in America.  Dr. Nathanson lays out this strategy which was developed by NARAL (The National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws), of which he was a founding member.

Our hope is that you find this section educational and can identify the infiltration of this strategy, painfully still at use in today’s world. Let’s help others see how special interest groups continue to propagate this manipulation, and how the American media continues to throw its collective weight behind fueling this agenda. Perhaps through better educating ourselves and the next generation, we can more clearly identify this culture of death pervading current America, in order that we find the path forward to once again become a people of life. 


Right to Life McHenry County Board of Directors

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Interview with a baby.

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



State and Local News



Pro-life voices are now firmly in Facebook’s crosshairs

Mark Zuckerberg, who controls Facebook with its two billion users, has had his computer software engineers design complex computer algorithms – a sequence of unambiguous instructions written in computer code – that direct his computers, on their own and largely without any human intervention, to promote posts by certain groups while suppressing others.

The effect on pro-life groups has been dramatic.  In fact, every group we know has seen their reach and influence on social media platforms suddenly diminished. The reason is that Facebook, along with YouTube, Twitter and Google, are deliberately suppressing pro-life, pro-family views while freely promoting Left-wing ideology.  Zuckerberg is a leading member of the coastal elite, so it is no surprise that his new algorithm suppresses the voices of "deplorables" like us who believe in the sanctity of life

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National News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a draft of its new strategic plan for 2018-2022, and with the addition of a few small words, it’s clear that there is a major change.  The Plan states: HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting American is at every stage of life, beginning at conception....More...

Media forced to admit Trump is right about horrific U.S. abortion laws

President Donald Trump after he stated in announcing his support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on October 2: 

“The United States is currently out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only 7 out of 198 nations allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.”

The Washington Post decided to fact check the president. Their conclusion? He is "backed by data."

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The House last week passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) by a vote of 237-189, sending the bill to the Senate where it will take 60 votes even to consider the measure. While proponents of the bill want to change the filibuster policy so only a majority vote will be required, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) (pictured) explained during a press conference why he's opposed to doing so. 

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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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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

International Right to Life head hears about this organization everywhere he goes in the world

Brad Mattes

As the president of the International Right to Life Federation, I frequently travel around the world. Literally, wherever I go, people ask me about LifeSiteNews.  They are familiar with the daily email publication and website and want to know if it provides reliable information on the life issues. 

ImageI’m happy to tell them that in the past I have served on the board of directors of LifeSiteNews, primarily because they do provide accurate, up-to-the minute information.  This answer is always met with a broad smile because they too have depended upon this vital source of pro-life news. 

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