Posts tagged: pro-life

A Genuine Life Leader: Ceasar LeFlore Accepts SpeakOut Illinois Award (Illinois Family Spotlight #193)

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Yes, the outlook is decidedly bleak in Illinois when it comes to pro-life issues, but the Rev. Ceasar LeFlore declares that pro-life Illinoisans don’t have the option of silence. In accepting the Henry Hyde Life Leadership Award at the recent SpeakOut Illinois conference, Pastor LeFlore thanks the many men and women who encouraged and discipled him as he answered God’s call to the abortion ministry. Likewise, he encourages and challenges the conference attendees and us to stand up and speak out for the sanctity of the unborn.… Continue Reading

“Why Rally, Why March?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #180)

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In advance of the upcoming March for Life Chicago, Monte Larrick interviewed Eric Scheidler to talk about the big March, but looming in the background is the recent passage of a big anti-life law in Illinois, which prompts some to ask: why should we rally and march for life?

After that, they discuss activating more people for the pro-life movement, what the Pro-Life Action League does for the unborn, a potential legislative reversal of the parental notice of abortion in Illinois, how constituents could lobby their pro-abortion lawmakers against it, sex trafficking and parental notice, and is abortion coming to the public schools?… Continue Reading

“Rehumanizing the Baby in the Womb” (Illinois Family Spotlight #157)

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Monte Larrick caught up with the executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, Eric Scheidler, at the 2019 Face the Truth Tour.

They discuss the psychology of the Face the Truth Tour, the danger and general unpopularity of repealing parental notice of a minor’s abortion, why now is the best time to meet face-to-face with your lawmakers, and new legislation that would repeal Illinois’ newest abortion law in addition to making Illinois a heartbeat state.… Continue Reading

“Essentially No-Restriction Abortion” (Illinois Family Spotlight #138)

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Peter Breen, the Vice-President and Senior Counsel of the Thomas More Society joins Monte Larrick to further enlighten us about the two new radical abortion bills that we will be protesting in Springfield on March 20. They also stress communicating regulating with your lawmakers, not just about troubling legislation, but building relationships with your lawmakers.

Peter has represented many churches, organizations, and individuals pro bono in state and federal courts across the country.… Continue Reading

Walk the Precinct, Change Illinois

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Written by John Biver

Here is the second of two videos aimed at encouraging more Christian conservatives to run for Precinct Committeeman. IFA’s Dave Smith is joined by northern Illinois activist Jan Klaas, and the Illinois Leadership Project’s chairman Jim Edwards.

Here is Dave’s strong introduction to this important and informative discussion:

I really want our viewers and our listeners to understand that the state of Illinois is in the position that its in right now…because people of faith — conservative Christians are just not engaged the way they should be… If more of us were engaged things would look a lot different.

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SPOTLIGHT: Springfield 2017 Legislative Recap

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Written by Benjamin Smith

In this 50th edition of the Illinois Family Spotlight podcast, IFI’s and Illinois Right to Life Action’s lobbyist Ralph Rivera gives us a recap of the spring legislative session in Springfield. Well over 6,000 bills were introduced between January 11, 2017 and May 31, 2017.  Dozens of these bills were on our radar screen. For a quick reference guide to these bills of concern, please click HERE.Continue Reading

“Abortion Takes Human Life” (Illinois Family Spotlight #026)

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il_family-spotlight_125x125Pro-life activist Chris Iverson joins Monte and Dave to discuss his campaigns. Chris leads groups of volunteers in projects that display a simple message for thousands upon thousands of people: abortion takes human life.  The three discuss Chris’ experience in his banner campaigns, his strategy behind the sign, and his long-term goal of buying billboard space.

Want to help us raise funds for a billboard campaign? Call the IFI office at (708) 781-9328 or click HERE to make an online donation.… Continue Reading

“The Next Generation” (Illinois Family Spotlight #022)

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il_family-spotlight_125x125IFI junior fellows Andrew Willis and John Kristof rejoin the show to continue the conversation about conservatism, Christianity, and millennials, discussing how conservatives can reach out to young Americans both in the home and in the public square.

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“The Pro-Life Wish List” (Illinois Family Spotlight #021)

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il_family-spotlight_125x125Pro-lifers control the House of Representatives. Pro-lifers control the Senate. This month, the Presidency will be taken by a man who promises to support the pro-life movement. What will pro-lifers do with this growth in influence? Jill Stanek of the Susan B. Anthony List joins the show to discuss short term and long term plans for advancing pro-life legislation.

We’d love to hear from you! Email us at feedback@ifiaction.org.… Continue Reading

“Next Steps for the Pro-Life” (Illinois Family Spotlight #019)

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Jill Stanek, the National Campaign Chair for the Susan B. Anthony List, joins the show to discuss the state of affairs of the pro-life movement.  Topics include Governor John Kasich’s recent decisions on abortion legislation and what victories are within the pro-life movement’s reach within the next election cycle.

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