The work is not over for members of the Pro-Life movement in Illinois. In fact, leaders say their work is more important now that the decision inDobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health overturned Roe v. Wade, giving states the right to decide how they will protect preborn lives. The March for Life Chicago is mobilizing Midwestern pro-lifers at the Summer 2022 Dobbs Rally & March on July 9, 2022 at 2 PM (central) in downtown Chicago to offer prayerful thanks for the Dobbs decision and send a message to state legislators that preborn lives must be protected.
“I’m calling on all Midwesterners to march peacefully to let our governor know that the Midwest is a place to raise families, not profit off destroying them,” announced Kevin Grillot, Executive Director of the March for Life Chicago. “The pro-life movement stands ready with more than 95 pregnancy resource centers in Illinois alone, providing resources that care for both mother and child.”
WHAT: March for Life Chicago Dobbs Rally & March
WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Central)
WHERE: Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St. (Adams & Dearborn)
WHO: Hundreds of pro-life advocates from Chicago, Illinois, and across the Midwest
- Pastor Chris Butler,Senior Pastor, Chicago Embassy Church Network, and Executive Leader, the AND Campaign (org)
- Amy Gehrke, Executive Director, Illinois Right to Life (org)
- Kevin Grillot, Executive Director, March for Life Chicago, and Executive Director, weDignify (org)
- Jennifer,Post-Abortive Testimony, Silent No More Awareness
- Cory Estby, Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Grant Park and Chair of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Northern Illinois District Life Task Force (lcms.org)
- Anna Kinskey, Former president of Loyola Students for Life and now a Midwest pro-life leader (Associate Director, weDignify,org)
- along with additional speakers, including a client of Southside Women’s Services
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: MarchForLifeChicago.org
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently pledged $500,000 of taxpayer funding for abortion, including housing and transportation for out-of-state abortions.
Grillot went on to say, “We should all be concerned that there are politicians using taxpayers’ money to increase the number of abortion clinics in Illinois to promote out-of-state abortions. The Midwest is not a place to destroy families, it’s a place to raise them.”
In a June 13 Chicago Tribune article, Governor Pritzker said abortion “is another arrow in our quiver” in attracting businesses to Illinois. In 2019, Gov. Pritzker signed the Reproductive Healthcare Act which allows abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy, eliminated inspections of abortion clinics, and in December 2021 repealed the Parental Notification Act, making Illinois the only state in the Midwest where a minor girl can have an abortion without her parents ever knowing.
The March for Life Chicago calls upon all pro-life Midwesterners to show up and let Illinois leaders know how strongly we stand for life!
About the March for Life Chicago
The March for Life Chicago is an annual public event composed of people from diverse ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds dedicated to defending and protecting all human life. The event marks with deep sadness the great tragedy of the legalization of abortion in the United States along with the devastating social, moral, and legal consequences that have followed. Marching together in hope, the March for Life Chicago calls upon government, religious, civic, and community leaders to renew every effort to build a nation that affirms the authentic dignity of women, the gift of children, and a culture dedicated to protecting life at every stage of development. Learn more at: MarchForLifeChicago.org.
weDignify, an Illinois based, pro-life organization that mentors college students into pro-life leaders, runs the March for Life Chicago in collaboration with many organizations including Illinois Right to Life, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, and Wisconsin Right to Life.