Category: Sanctity of Life

SPOTLIGHT: A Conversation With Ann Scheidler About Saving Babies

Written by Jenna Smith

In the midst of what she describes as “the most exciting time since 1973,” Ann Scheidler, president of Pro-Life Action League and chair of the pro-life coalition known as SpeakOut Illinois , is feeling hopeful. Mrs. Scheidler joins Monte Larrick to discuss the ramifications of Dobbs v. Jackson, a crucial pro-life case that will be heard by the United States Supreme Court on December 1, 2021.

Keeping with the mission of Pro-Life Action League, Mrs.… Continue Reading

What the Democrats Did is Horrifying … Yet Helpful?

Written by Peter Heck

Amid all the trillion-dollar spending bill talk, it’s been largely overlooked that the Nancy Pelosi-led U.S. House of Representatives passed historic legislation last week – a bill that would permit the intentional killing of all infants in the womb through all 9 months of pregnancy, up to the moment of birth.

It’s truly difficult for me to surmise who would have been more euphoric at the galling news: the Planned Parenthood abortion cabal or Satan himself.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: A Conversation Outside of Planned Parenthood

Written by Jenna Smith

In this edition of Spotlight, Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League joins Monte Larrick to discuss the dangers of what is coming down the legislative pike, and what you can do.

Ever since the Texas heartbeat law has gone into effect, abortion cheerleaders have been furious. In the U.S. Capitol, these seething snollygosters have introduced legislation that will, in their cruelly ironic words, “protect the reproductive rights of women.”

Eric and Monte not only discuss the federal legislative attacks on pre-born human life, but the pending action in Springfield that abortion cheerleaders promise to pass.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: 40 Days For Life, Now More Than Ever

Written by David E. Smith

The staff and boards of directors of IFI and IFA want to encourage Christians everywhere to prayerfully consider taking part in the peaceful campaign known as 40 Days for Life. It is an important pro-life effort to save lives and share truth. By partnering with 40 Days for Life we can live out Ephesians 6:13-18: “your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace…. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”… Continue Reading

The Abortion Lobby’s Evolving Demands: From “My Body, My Choice” to “My Choice That You Must Pay for and Commit.”

Written by Patience Griswold

In May of 2018, a nurse at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) was called into the operating room to assist with a “surgery.” Upon arrival, she discovered that the “surgery” she had been called in to help with was in fact an abortion and that she had been lied to. Although she was on the hospital’s list of conscientious objectors who had made clear to the hospital that they were morally opposed to abortion and there were other nurses available who were not on the list, UVMMC staff refused to call in a replacement and she was faced with losing her job and possibly her license if she refused to participate.… Continue Reading

Time To Overturn Roe v. Wade

Written by Star Parker

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court put abortion on the docket for its upcoming session by agreeing to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

The high court’s decision to hear this case registered on the seismometer of every American that carefully follows the abortion issue. It means that Roe v. Wade, which has defined abortion reality in the country since 1973, is open to review and could be overturned.… Continue Reading

Saving Our National Hyde

Written by Dr. Jerry Newcombe

Watch out whenever a politician says, “I’m a devout Catholic, but…” Whatever follows the “but” shows where their true allegiance lies. So it is with President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who are out of step with their Church’s teaching. Both have expressed a desire to see abortion rights extended, even up to the moment of birth—which is infanticide.

Now they even want to repeal the Hyde Amendment, a 40-year old congressional measure that blocks federal funding for abortions.… Continue Reading

Will Roberts and Kavanaugh Stand With the Unborn or the Unjust?

Written by Terence P. Jeffrey

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, both nominated by Republican presidents, have both written absurd opinions on abortion laws.

The case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this year, could give them an opportunity to redeem themselves.

At issue in this case is a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after a baby’s 15th gestational week. The question: Can a state prohibit doctors from killing unborn babies who are not yet old enough to survive outside the womb?… Continue Reading

PODCAST: Defying Scriptural Hierarchies in Every Way Possible

Written by Benjamin Smith

For better or worse, the Illinois General Assembly is back in session and a plethora of controversial, radical, and just plain ridiculous bills are scheduled for consideration. Monte Larrick and David Smith are joined by Jenna Smith, David’s oldest daughter, as they discuss the compelling reasons to retain the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Jenna shares her perspective as an older teen and articulates the devastating mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences that could impact young girls (17-years and younger) if parental notification is repealed.… Continue Reading

Putting a Human Face on Abortion

Written by Dr. Jerry Newcombe

One of the great blessings of the United States is that written into our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, is the acknowledgment that we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life.

But the right to life is under assault today through the widespread practice of abortion – and has been for decades.

Amazingly, through the years, there have been a few that actually survived an abortion attempt.… Continue Reading