On the very heels of the miraculous birth of our Savior, desperate to destroy a rival, King Herod orders the slaughter of the innocents. “A voice was heard on high of lamentation, of mourning, and weeping, of Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be comforted for them, because they are not.”
Today, our own Illinois Herods outdo even their ancient predecessor, seeking to destroy the innocent unborn in the name of their own thirst for utter domination. We too mourn and cannot be comforted. But can we be passive? at our Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon January 10, Mary Kate Knorr, Executive Director, Illinois Right to Life made the case for: “A Catholic Response to Abortion War-Making.”
Mary Kate Knorr has been the executive director of Illinois Right to Life since March of 2018. Prior to her current role, Mary Kate worked as an operative and communications advisor on numerous state and federal political campaigns. She has been quoted in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and has been featured on WGN, ABC-7, CBS, and Fox News, amongst others. In less than two years, Mary Kate has spoken before thousands on the need for abortion restrictions in Illinois. She has presented to law and medical students at Northwestern University and to undergraduates at the University of Chicago, where she debated Professor Geoffrey Stone, who was a clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court when Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.