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Irene Napier and "Ben Franklin" (Tom Kelecius) review the attendees at the 2014 Pig Roast celebrating the Right to Life involvement in McHenry County, IL.

RtL March for Life

The Right to Life March on Washington DC was a very moving experience. Even though the media panned it, it made a gigantic impact.

Ultra Sound

This Ultra-Sound image is a fetus at less that 4 months. The image depicts eyes, legs, fingers, arms and more. From the moment of conception the fertilized egg contains the essence and existence of a human being. It is our obligation to protect life from the moment of conception to the last breath of human life.

Crystal Lake Expo

We greeted visitors to the Crystal Lake Expo at Booth #44 on 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 and
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Please stop by and visit us.  Help us in our mission to promote respect and protection for all human life from the moment of conception until natural death.
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Post High School Scholarship Opportunity for McHenry County (IL) Students

Click Here for our McHenry County High School senior scholarship award. Once the form displays, print it off, and follow the instructions to mail it in.

  • The student must be accepted into a 2-4 year university/college, or trade school.

  • Application and essay should be received by 04/01/18.

  • Additional important information is included by clicking the link above

45 Years of Roe v. Wade

Please click on the image to view our complete ad as presented in the Northwest Herald.

“Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die.” ~ Proverbs 24:11

Letter from the President of Right to Life McHenry County (RLMC)


This year at RLMC, we have a new board. I’m Michael Rauh, your new President, and I am pleased to announce the following as my fellow board members:

- Stephanie Hanlon, Vice-President and Director 
       of Education
- Holly Wilkinson, Treasurer
- Helen Jost, Secretary
- George Jost, Director of Special Projects

Thank you to all who volunteered to assist in making this year’s Signature Ad a reality, and a special thanks to all the churches and Pastors who stand proudly with us on the Pro-life issues! We couldn’t continue this work without your kind assistance and the generous support of  our donors and it is really an inspiration to work alongside you. We are truly blessed to have a community that fights for life, the first inalienable right.

We thank the retiring board for their many years of dedication and tireless service that went above and beyond. Best wishes in all your future endeavors!

The passion of the new board is to continue building and spreading the culture of life throughout our community, and we invite any individuals to contact us who want to be more involved in RLMC. To learn more about RLMC and to support our efforts, please visit our website at

Best wishes for a tremendously grace-filled and blessed new year!

Michael Rauh
President, RLMC

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Right to Life McHenry County:

40 Days for Life



The next campaign is February 14 – March 25. Look for the nearest location and get involved!
Click here for further details. 

McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast

This photo was taken at the McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast
on October 7, 2017. Shown are Mike Pieper, Stephanie Hanlon and
Joe Scheidler.

Photo credit:

Observer photo/Dan Szpekowski



Interview with a baby.

This poignient video is with an unborn child moments before his mother commits to having an abortion. Please view it.



State and Local News

From the Lake County, Illinois Right to Life,  January 30, 2018

Senate Democrats Defeat the Pain-Capable Bill

https://files.constantcontact.com/03db20cb001/9ba13048-88c4-481b-9563-9aa3d9ba5b8b.jpgLast evening Senate Democrats blocked a vote to ban late term abortions by a vote of 51 - 46. This bill would have saved as many as 18,000 unborn babies every year and is based on scientific evidence that shows babies feel pain at 20 weeks.

The vote was to stop the Democrat's filibuster on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. As you know neither Congress or State Legislatures can vote to ban all abortions under the Roe v Wade decision.

The vote is despicable. An overwhelming majority of Americans - approximately 64% according to polls support legal protection for Pain-Capable Unborn Children.

Elections matter. Both Illinois Senators voted to continue with late term abortions, they voted with the majority of Democrats to block the bill.

Senator Durbin and Duckworth's votes should be no surprise, they both have 100% pro abortion voting records Personally, I find Senator Duckworth's vote puzzling since she proudly announced her second pregnancy.


Illinois Federation for Right to Life 


Thursday, December 7th, 2017


Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois


On November 30, 2017, the Thomas More Society filed a taxpayer lawsuit against State of Illinois officials in a counter attack against House Bill 40, which requires public funding of tens of thousands of elective abortions. The taxpayer lawsuit, filed in the Sangamon County Circuit Court, is brought on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Illinois taxpayers, represented by county and statewide pro-life organizations including the Illinois Federation for Right to Life and it's many affiliates.

HB 40 would force every Illinoisan to pay for free abortions for those on Medicaid and state employee health insurance. This would apply through the full nine months of pregnancy and for any reason, even when the latest scientific research has shown that the unborn child can feel pain and survive outside the womb.

The Thomas More society is a not for profit national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious freedom. The Thomas More Society is based in Chicago. Please consider helping the Thomas More Society with your financial support.

Vision 2020 - Week 39 - Rep. Chad Hays and Rep. Sara Wojcicki


Pray for our legislators...



Thank you for praying with us!!

Vision 2020 and the Illinois Federation for Right to Life would like to invite you to join us in praying for our state legislators.  We will send out information about a couple different state representatives each week for you to pray over.

Consider sharing this information with your ministry partners, your church family, on your website and/or your Facebook page.

We know that prayer changes things.  And we know that NOTHING is impossible with God. So let's join our hearts and voices together and petition heaven on behalf of the great state of Illinois!

Some of our legislators need prayer that God will open their eyes and change their hearts (or move them out of their positions) and some need prayers that they will have the strength, courage and boldness to be able to stand firmly against the opposition as they fight for life and family values.

For more information and additional news click here.

National News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a draft of its new strategic plan for 2018-2022, and with the addition of a few small words, it’s clear that there is a major change.  The Plan states: HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting American is at every stage of life, beginning at conception....More...

Media forced to admit Trump is right about horrific U.S. abortion laws

President Donald Trump after he stated in announcing his support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on October 2: 

“The United States is currently out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only 7 out of 198 nations allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.”

The Washington Post decided to fact check the president. Their conclusion? He is "backed by data."

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The House last week passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) by a vote of 237-189, sending the bill to the Senate where it will take 60 votes even to consider the measure. While proponents of the bill want to change the filibuster policy so only a majority vote will be required, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) (pictured) explained during a press conference why he's opposed to doing so. 

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New national poll shows overwhelming support for Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

A nationwide telephone poll take Election Day by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend for the Susan B. Anthony List found almost two-thirds support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—well more than double those who opposed.

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Video screen capture of "The Language of Abortion"

Screen capture of "The Language of Abortion"

VIDEO: “The language of abortion is confusing. What are we trying to hide?”

The Language of Abortion,” produced by Signal Hill, a Canadian pro-life group. This 31-second long video uses humor (mixed with the mildest of ridicule) to convey a powerful truth by means of a question—“The language of abortion is confusing. What are we trying to hide?”

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10 Reasons not to have an abortion ...

Parenting website Mommyish recently published an article advocating ten reasons (well, actually nine) to have an abortion. In response, I wrote a piece debunking the author’s arguments. Today, I will discuss ten reasons not to have an abortion.

1) It compounds tragedy.

2) It takes innocent lives.

3) It violates civil rights.

4) It punishes innocent people.


International News

International Right to Life head hears about this organization everywhere he goes in the world

Brad Mattes

As the president of the International Right to Life Federation, I frequently travel around the world. Literally, wherever I go, people ask me about LifeSiteNews.  They are familiar with the daily email publication and website and want to know if it provides reliable information on the life issues. 

ImageI’m happy to tell them that in the past I have served on the board of directors of LifeSiteNews, primarily because they do provide accurate, up-to-the minute information.  This answer is always met with a broad smile because they too have depended upon this vital source of pro-life news. 

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