When it would have been easier to look the other way, Jill Stanek’s commitment to Christ led her to risk her job, reputation, and friendships to stop the terrible practices of abortion and infanticide.
Jill was a registered nurse in the Labor & Delivery Department at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She discovered not only were abortions being committed there, but babies were being aborted alive to die without medical care.
When hospital leaders said that they would not stop, Jill went public and has become a national figure in the effort to protect both born and pre-born infants.
Jill has been quoted in the national media on television, on radio, in print, and by local and national legislators. There are hundreds of examples, but some include:
Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, CNN, Focus on the Family, Hannity and Colmes, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, Newsweek, New York Times, O’Reilly Factor, Politico, Time, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, and World Magazine
Jill has testified before the Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives and in several state legislatures. Jill’s testimony was read several times in key U.S. Congressional debates on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban and Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
Jill remained at the hospital fighting the fight from the inside, until she was terminated in 2001 for reasons related to her public outspokenness to its abortion practices.
On August 5, 2002, President George W. Bush invited Jill to his signing of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which will protect live aborted children from infanticide. Jill was honored to be publicly thanked for her help with the bill by the President during his speech.
In January 2003, World magazine named Jill as one of the 30 most prominent pro-life leaders in the movement over the past 30 years.
On November 5, 2003, President Bush invited Jill to his signing of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, which protects partially delivered babies from being killed by abortion.
In January 2009, Jill was recipient of the prestigious Life Prizes Award by the Gerard Foundation.
Jill writes on pro-life issues as a weekly columnist for World Net Daily, rated the #1 independent Internet news site. Jill also oversees her own blog which is the top ranking pro-life blog in the U.S.
For her pro-life writing MSNBC’s liberal commentator Keith Olbermann named Jill as the “Worst Person in the World!,” on June 4, 2009, a badge of honor she proudly wears. In 2011 News Reel Blog named Jill one of the “Top Ten Enemies the Pro-Abortion Left Fears.”
Jill is a member of Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park, Illinois. She is wife to Rich; mother of Michael, Timothy, and Daena; and grandmother to five grandsons. She has addressed many groups at the national, regional, and local levels sharing her testimony and giving an insider’s view to the atrocity of abortion.
*It is important to note that Jill is currently not a Catholic. However, her pro-life message has heavy Catholic principles and continues to inspire many within the Catholic Faith and the fight-for-life as a whole. CatholicSpeakers.com does work with non-Catholic speakers, like Jill, who have an incredible powerful pro-life messages, want to speak to Catholic audiences and have been embraced for many years by Catholic organizations and pro-life events. As the most trusted resource for Catholic Speakers in the world, it is our policy to make it crystal clear if a speaker we work with is not Catholic. Traditionally there have been many non-Catholic warriors for the fight-for-life who lock arms with the Catholic Church and help Catholic initiatives in the common goal of ending abortion. Any non-Catholic speakers we work with have agreed to never challenge Catholic teaching when speaking at an event we book for them. If you are intersted in booking Jill for a talk, please contact us for more information.