Facts and Resources
Illinois Reproductive Health Act
Mental Health Risks
The most comprehensive and largest study of the mental health risks associated with abortion, was published on September 1, 2011, in the prestigious British Journal of Psychiatry. The study was a meta-analysis that examined 22 other studies that had been published between 1995 and 2009. The study involved 877,181 women – 163,831 of whom had abortions.
Here’s what the study found:
Women who have had an abortion have an 81% higher risk of subsequent mental health problems compared to women who have not had an abortion.
Women who aborted have a 138% higher risk of mental health problems compared to women who have given birth.
Women who aborted have a 55% higher risk of mental health problems compared to women with an “unplanned” pregnancy who gave birth.
Women with a history of abortion have higher rates of anxiety (34% higher), depression (37%), alcohol use/misuse (110%), marijuana use (230%), and suicidal behavior (155%) compared to those who have not had abortions.
In the News
March 8th, Judy Redlick from Encounter interviewed Dr. Haywood Robinson, Director, Medical Affairs & Education for 40 Days for Life.
Listen to the 3/8/22 interview courtesy of Bott Radio Network.
Judy Redlick from Encounter interviews Melinda Nosser and Rose Wascher as they share information about the 40 Days for Life spring campaign starting on March 2, 2022, the Kickoff Rally on March 7th featuring Dr. Haywood Robinson and Sidewalks of Hope.
Listen to the 2/24/22 interview courtesy of Bott Radio Network.
Black Lives Matter: Inside the Womb and Out by Aaron Turner Jr.
Illinois Ambulance Takes Woman to Missouri Hospital After Abortion Emergency at Clinic Packed with Women from 6 States During COVID-19 Outbreak
40 Days for Life banner sparks article and responses in The Telegraph
Link to article compilation, March 28, 2020
2022 Spring Results - 40 Days for Life Granite City
1,789 hours prayed with over 85 of those prayed by priests, clergy and religious sisters.
39 organizations prayed at the abortion facility.
Special thanks to "Fill-the-Gap" prayer warriors who stepped up to fill 6 1/2 un-adopted days and 14 days needing "urgent help."
Prayer partners came from as far away as Frankfurt IL, Bloomington IL, West Virginia and Naples FL.
2021 Fall Results - 40 Days for Life Granite City
1,915 hours prayed (400 more than last campaign) and 94 of those prayed by religious.
38 organizations prayed at the abortion facility, including three new organizations.
Ecumenical support continues to grow with each campaign.
2021 Spring Results - 40 Days for Life Granite City
1500 people prayed (300 more than the first two campaigns).
43 organizations prayed at the abortion facility totally 480 hours of prayer.
A prayer partner has applied and been approved for sidewalk advocate training.
Two first-time prayer partners have committed to praying at the abortion facility every Thursday with a sidewalk counselor.
Ecumenical support is growing over previous campaigns.
2020 Fall Results - 40 Days for Life Granite City
Over 1600 hours of prayer across 40 days !!
Prayer partner completed sidewalk advocate training and volunteers as a sidewalk counselor at Hope Clinic one day per week.
Prayer partner, a recently retired medical professional, will perform Ultrasound for a local pregnancy center after completing training.
Prayer partner has desire to begin a year-round prayer presence at Hope Clinic.
2020 Spring Results - 40 Days for Life Granite City
480 hours of prayer were covered.
Over 1200 people came to pray again!
One 40 Days for Life Banner caused 1 Letter to the Editor and 4 rebuttals.
1 abortion staff member quit.
2019 Fall Results - 40 Days for Life Granite City
480 hours of prayer were covered.
Over 1200 people came to pray.
36 days were “adopted” by churches/organizations and the 4 remaining days were filled by people responding to our “fill the gap” emails.
19 cities participated, with Quincy, IL being the furthest away.