While the Midwest has become more pro-life than, perhaps, any other region of the United States, lawmakers in Illinois bucked the trend by enacting the most liberal abortion legislation in the country.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Steve Karlen and Matt Britton talk with former prosecutor Kaitlin Hargate about shocking developments in the "Land of Lincoln," including:

  • How sneaky Illinois politicians rammed through an abortion bill that had previously failed to gain support

  • Why the new law is even more pro-abortion than New York's legalization of third-trimester abortions

  • Why Illinois legislators making the state an abortion haven will be disparaged by the history books

  • The sobbing father who helplessly pleaded for the life of his unborn baby in front of an Illinois abortion facility--and the rights of fathers to protect their abortion-vulnerable children

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Steven Karlen, Campaign Director

Prior to joining the headquarters team, Steve directed several highly-successful 40 Days for Life campaigns in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. As campaign director, Steve helps local 40 Days for Life leaders build and improve life-saving efforts in their communities.