March for Life Chicago Draws Thousands of Pro-Lifers to Protest Abortion

Thousands gathered in Chicago this past Sunday for the city’s ‘March for Life.’ The March for Life Chicago wasn’t simply a rally or a march but a series of events broken up over the weekend. Rose Dinner Chicago was hosted by the group SpeakOut Illinois, and took place on Saturday night at Petterino’s Restaurant. Sunday morning brought a Youth Rally and Mass at the Frances Xavier Warde Catholic School and the Aid for Women Mass and Brunch at the Union League Club of Chicago. However, the march was certainly the main event. Thousands met at the Federal Plaza Sunday afternoon

Furious Conservatives Threaten to Challenge Gov. Rauner over Abortion Bill

Illinois’ GOP Governor Bruce Rauner is up for reelection in 2018, but he is facing a potential primary challenge by conservatives furious at his expansion of taxpayer funded abortion. On Thursday, Rauner announced that he had signed into law a measure that would enable the expansion of abortions paid for by taxpayers. This new law would allow state health insurance and Medicaid to cover the cost of an abortion. A long time supporter of abortion, Rauner commented that he has “to be consistent with my values.” He stated: I also believe that no woman should be forced to make a

Illinois Governor Sued by Pro-Lifers over Controversial Abortion Bill

Back in August, Jon Schweppe reported on a bill being signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner which would force pro-life medical professionals to provide information about and referrals for abortion services, even if doing so would violate their consciences. Although Rauner, a Republican, had campaigned on having “no social issues agenda” two years ago, he willingly surrendered to the left’s anti-religious freedom agenda, betraying conservatives who had worked hard to get him elected. It should come as no surprise then that Rauner is now facing a lawsuit from a number of crisis pregnancy centers taking issue with the fact that

Illinois GOP Governor Signs Bill Erasing Conscience Rights for Pro-Lifers

Like many pro-life Republicans, I held my nose and voted for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in 2014. That turned out to be a mistake. Below I tender my mea culpa. In June, we wrote about Rauner’s opportunity to veto SB 1564, an oppressive, anti-religious freedom bill passed by Illinois’ Democrat-led state legislature, which would require pro-life medical professionals and pro-life pregnancy centers to participate in and/or openly advocate for abortion. Rauner, who famously campaigned on having “no social issues agenda,” signed SB 1564 into law on Friday. Instead of siding with the faithful pro-life conservatives who believed his “social issues” campaign promise

Dear Gov. Rauner, Please Veto This Terrible, Awful “Social Issues” Bill

When Illinois Republican Bruce Rauner first ran for governor in 2014, he promised that he had “no social issues agenda.” He explained to voters that he was solely focused on fixing Illinois’ fiscal mess. He won on that message. And as Governor, he has followed through on his promise. He is in the thick of a yearlong budget standoff with the Illinois Legislature. Both the General Assembly and the Senate are supposedly held by Democratic super-majorities, although neither body has been able to pass a budget by a veto-proof majority. The entire situation has been ugly — one Peoria reporter has