Category: Sanctity of Life

Personal Religiosity and Attitudes Toward Abortion

Written by Frank Newport, Ph.D.

Americans’ attitudes about abortion, brought to the forefront of public attention by the recently leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe V. Wade, significantly correlate with their personal characteristics and identities. One of the most important of these variables is religion. This reflects the fact that many opponents of abortion make their arguments based on religious grounds, and many religious organizations have made their positions on abortion a significant part of their tenets, beliefs and principles.… Continue Reading

Democrats’ Latest Obsession, The New ‘War on Women’

We’re in another season of orchestrated, obsessive hysteria.

This time, thanks to the unprecedented leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion, it’s about abortion.

Earlier obsessions were the Russian collusion hoax, the Trump phone call to Ukraine’s president asking about Biden family corruption (the shocking scale of which is still media-suppressed), the Trump impeachments, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A couple of other stories have made it through the media’s lockstep coverage.… Continue Reading

Is a Baby Human?

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

Do we still believe in science? Do we believe in biology? Do we believe in the objective reality of the human being, or do we believe that those in power have the right to subjectively impose their definition of human life on the powerless?

These are the fundamental questions that are before the supreme court as we await its imminent decision concerning Dobbs v. Jackson.

The answers to all these questions serve as the necessary predicate for everything else.… Continue Reading

5 Observations and Outcomes From the U.S. Supreme Court’s Likely Reversal of Roe and Casey

Written by Daniel Horowitz

In one of the most unprecedented bombshells in political history, an apparent draft of Justice Sam Alito’s unreleased majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico Monday night. While this opinion will dredge up endless commentary stemming from legacy moral divisions on the issue, most of the political prognosticating will miss the mark. Moreover, as welcoming as this news is for any pro-life conservative, it does come with some potential pitfalls long-term unless we build on the momentum for other issues as well.… Continue Reading

A Judge Who Can’t Say What a Woman Is Should Not Sit On Our Highest Court

Written by Luke Mueller

The confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson have been a relatively peaceful affair. In comparison to the ruthless attacks on Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Amy Coney Barrett, there has been relative civility surrounding the D.C Court of Appeals judge. While it is likely that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be confirmed, it is good to take a dive into her actual rulings and responses to questioning, not just her resume.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: 40 Days for Life–With Catherine Walker

Written by David E. Smith

“40 Days for Life, now more than ever.” So declares Catherine Walker, a leader with 40 Days for Life Aurora. The 2022 spring campaign ends April 10 – that means there is still time for pro-life supporters to make a life-saving difference with their non-confrontational presence and peaceful prayers at Planned Parenthood abortoriums and other abortion mills throughout Illinois.

In speaking with IFI’s Monte Larrick, Catherine Walker describes what one can expect when taking the first step in pro-life activism by participating in a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil.… Continue Reading

Texas Primary Results and Possible Applications to Illinois – Including “RINO Hunting”

Henry Cuellar Forced to Runoff, Ratings Changed for Cuellar District to “Toss-up”

Written by John Lopez

The day after the United States Senate successfully filibustered the pro-abortion-on-demand H.R. 3755, the Texas primary kicked off the 2022 primary season which could have some ramifications to Illinois.

With H.R. 3755’s filibuster as a backdrop and Congressman Henry Cuellar’s lone Democrat vote in the U.S. House last September making him a target of the pro-abortion zealots, Cuellar won the most votes in the March 1 primary.… Continue Reading

A Slip of the Tongue in the Supreme Court

Written by Terence P. Jeffrey

When lawyer Sarah Weddington stood up in the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 11, 1972, to present the pro-abortion argument in the case of Roe v. Wade, she was legalistically careful in the language she used to describe whom exactly an abortion aborted.

She avoided normal human terms like “unborn child” or “baby” — and, most importantly, “person.” She preferred “fetus.”

Presumably, this was because the Fourteenth Amendment states,

“nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

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Let’s Help Kathy Salvi Mount a Challenge to Tammy Duckworth in U.S. Senate Race

Written by John Lopez

Illinois Review reported Monday, February 28, former congressional candidate Kathy Salvi of unincorporated Fremont Township in Lake County, is circulating petitions to run for U.S. Senate in 2022. 

Click HERE to download Salvi’s nomination petition. Collect as many signatures as you can in the next few days and mail them to her no later than Monday, March 7th. Petitions do not have to have every line filled and every signature will help!… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Pro-Life Pastor Running for Congress as a Democrat

Written by Jenna Smith

Of the seventeen Democrats who have announced their intention to run to fill retiring Congressman Bobby Rush’s first congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Chris Butler is the only pro-life candidate. He joins David Smith, Monte Larrick, and Pastor Ceasar LeFlore for a lively and informative conversation on this week’s Spotlight.

In his interactions with the constituents of the new 1st congressional district, Butler has discovered that the people are ready for something different.… Continue Reading