January 11, 2002|
Pro-Life Heroine Seeking Seat in Illinois Legislature
Jill Stanek Campaigns to Defeat Pro-Abortion Incumbent
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Jill Stanek, labor and delivery nurse who exposed the barbaric practice of infanticide at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, is campaigning to unseat pro-abortion State Representative Renee Kosel in the newly redrawn 81st District of Illinois. The Republican National Coalition for Life PAC is proud to endorse Jill's candidacy, and we urge each and every one of our supporters to join with us in contributing to her campaign!
When Jill Stanek went to work at Christ Hospital as a registered nurse in 1993, she never dreamed that she would have to face the moral and ethical issues that have brought her to this point in her life. After all, Christ Hospital is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. It didn't occur to Jill that a Christian hospital would perform abortions. When she discovered that premature induction of labor and delivery of second trimester babies was being done at Christ, and that many of the babies were born alive only to be allowed to die, deprived of medical assessment or treatment, she was stunned. The hospital policy is to offer live-birth abortions to parents who, for one reason or another, do not want their babies. Not knowing what to do, Jill tried to persuade Christ officials to stop the horrendous procedures, but to no avail.
One night in 1999, Jill noticed a co-worker carrying an aborted Down-syndrome baby to a utility room for soiled linens, intending to leave him there to die. Feeling that she could not allow the suffering child to die alone, she took the baby and held him for about 45 minutes until he died. In later testimony, she described the moment: "Toward the end he was so quiet that I couldn't tell if he was still alive unless I held him up to the light to see if his heart was still beating through his chest wall."
Then she exposed the whole murderous business. She was suspended for 30 days, twice put on "final warning" probation, and after two years of rallying pro-life forces in protest of Christ Hospital's policy, she was fired.
Jill's activism led to the introduction of the "Born-Alive Infants Protection Act," which makes it clear that an infant born alive, at any stage of development, is a human being, person, child, and individual. Jill gave sworn testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, and before House and Senate committees of the Illinois General Assembly.
Rep. Renee Kosel, the Republican incumbent, is a member of Christ Hospital's governing council. She played a significant role in the defeat of the born-alive legislation when she testified before the Illinois House Judiciary Civil 1 Committee, which eventually voted against it. Kosel's critics asserted she should have recused herself from testifying on the born alive subject because of her close ties with Advocate Health Care Systems, which owns Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, and seven other hospitals throughout the Chicago area. (Republicans for Fair Media, 7/20/01, http://www.rffm.org, http://www.rfmnews.com) In 1997, Rep. Kosel voted for the Freedom of Choice Act, which would have repealed the Illinois Abortion Law in order to establish a right to abortion throughout the state, even after Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Now Jill Stanek has decided to give the people in her district the opportunity to support a pro-life Republican candidate.
RNC/Life PAC is going all-out for Jill Stanek! Not only is she a courageous woman who has withstood the derision of her co-workers and the Christ Hospital administration, she has shown that she will remain committed to what is right no matter what. As she said in a New York Times interview (9/8/01), "I have a lot of trouble understanding how people can be more concerned about externals like people, rather than God, and someday meeting their Maker and having to explain themselves." "I have a lot more trouble understanding why people are willing to forgo an eternity for concerns about what their peers think."
Jill Stanek is motivated by the most noble calling: the desire to re-establish respect and protection of all innocent human life in our country. In addition, she is well-informed on a multitude of issues and has a clear grasp of the needs of her district as well as those of the citizens of Illinois. She has entered the District 81 Republican Primary against a well-funded incumbent who reportedly raised and spent in excess of $150,000 in her last race. Because the district is predominantly Republican, the Primary will be decisive.
Unlike any other candidate in the country, Jill Stanek deserves not only the endorsement of pro-life groups and individuals, but we must support her with the largest financial contributions we can possibly make. Jill's victory in the Republican Primary will send a pro-life message throughout the country that cannot be ignored.
RNC/Life PAC will accumulate your checks, made out to her campaign, and deliver them to her on your behalf .
To join in support of Jill's campaign, please make your check payable to:
Citizens for Jill Stanek
C/O RNC/Life PAC P.O. Box 618 Alton, Illinois 62002
CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE.
For more information, visit Jill's web site at: http://www.jillstanek2002.com
THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO ELECT JILL STANEK TO THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE!
A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.
RNC/Life PAC is not authorized by Jill Stanek and Jill Stanek is not responsible for the activities of RNC/Life PAC.
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