Congratulations Life Prizes Award Winner Jill Stanek!


For your dedication and efforts in the defense of life.
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Congratulations also to the other Life Prizes Award winners:

  • American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) – Dr. Donna Harrison, M.D., – President of the Board of Directors.
  • Richard Doerflinger – Associate Director of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.
  • Margaret “Peggy” Hartshorn – President of Heartbeat International.
  • Kay Coles James – President and Founder of the Gloucester Institute.
  • Lila Rose – Founder of Live Action Films.

And thank you to Gerard Health Foundation for encouraging and inspiring those who fight for the dignity and respect of all human beings, at every stage of life.
Further information regarding the Life Prizes can be found at

84 thoughts on “Congratulations Life Prizes Award Winner Jill Stanek!”

  1. Props and creds to Jill and to those who also serve in the household of the living God.
    Do not let your well doing weary you.
    1 Sam 2:30 …for those who honor Me I will honor,… NKJV
    John 12:26 If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. AMP
    Rev 4:10-11 …and they throw down their crowns before the throne, crying out, ‘Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were [brought into being] and were created.’ [Ps 19:1.] AMP
    yor bro ken

  2. Congratulations on a job very very well done!
    On behalf of unborn babies thank you!
    On behalf of moms everywhere – God bless!

  3. Congrats Jill. God bless you and keep up the good work. Thanks for defending the lives of the innocent babies. The Downs baby you rocked in your arms until he died did not die in vain and he is not forgotten. He and the millions of innocent babies like him are smiling in heaven because there is someone like you to champion their cause. God help this nation for elected a man who was totally unmoved by the plight of these innocent babies sentenced to death for being “imperfect” and “unwanted”. I cry inside when I think about it. Continue to pray prolifers.

  4. Congratulations Jill! When we are faithful to God’s plans He always does more than we can ask or imagine.
    Just wanted to tell everyone that yesterday I had dinner with Coach Mac of the University of Colorado National Champion football team and founder of Promise Keepers.
    He loves God deeply and the 3 hours I spent with him were amazing. I was changed.
    Also, the Arizona Cardinals are playing the Steelers next Sunday. Two years ago we honored Larry Fitzgerald at the Athletes International conference. He’s a great person.
    Go Cardinals, Go Kurt, Go Larry, Go Edgerrin!!!!!!

  5. HisMan,
    Do you know the difference between a dollar bill and the Dallas Cowboys?
    A dollar bill will still give you four quarters!
    Go Curt. Go Cardinals. Win one for the old guys.
    yor bro ken

  6. Congrats Jill!
    And sorry, but I have to say GO STEELERS! That’s my brother in law’s favorite team. And if the Steelers win, I can get a super bowl champions sweatshirt. ;) I didn’t get one the year they won a few years ago, so I gotta get one this year.

  7. Jill: Let me add my voice in congratulations for a recognition well deserved. God bless, and may your efforts prevail and our little ones be granted their beautiful lives.

  8. Jill,
    Since the Patriots didn’t make it this year I’ll be root for the Cardinals.

  9. Congratulations, Jill! I’m so happy for you.
    This is off-topic, but I have a question for anyone who cares to answer. I know that many people who are religious and pro-life object to IVF. What is the view on things like Clomid? Is there a pro-life objection to that for some reason? If not, is there a religious objection?
    I know a few women currently using Clomid, and I was just curious. My sister has PCOS so if she ever wants to get pregnant she might have difficulty due to irregular ovulation, which I think is what Clomid addresses.
    I know that question is random, but it’s less random than the Steelers, so I figured I’m still safe asking it. ;) Although I will add that since I live in what is probably the only pro-Bengals apartment in NYC, I’ll be supporting the Cardinals. I probably won’t watch too much, though, since I always get depressed on behalf of whoever loses.

  10. hmm, not sure Alexandra. It really depends. If a pregnancy results and there are multiple children growing, the doctor might suggest “selective reduction” which is just a fancy word for selective ABORTION.
    The Dilleys (the family with sextuplets)had to use fertility drugs to conceive because they had tried for several years to conceive on their own.
    McCaughey septuplets were also conceived on fertility drugs.
    Both couples refused selective reduction as they are both Christian families.

  11. “I probably won’t watch too much, though, since I always get depressed on behalf of whoever loses.”
    ME TOO!!! I got made fun of so bad last year, because I CRIED because I felt so bad for the Patriots. I don’t even like them!

  12. Enjoy this well deserved honor, Jill.
    We had our local March for Life here in Knoxville this weekend, and a record crowd of 750 showed up to march. I take that as a good sign of things to come.

  13. Jill you are such an amazing person. I was there on Friday night and I went to your session on Saturday and I was inspired.

  14. Got this e-mail from a dear friend:
    I did not see the event Chuck Pierce spoke of but I saw the inauguration. I was grieved over much of it. In a way I was happy for black Americans, but not happy that this black is our President. I would have preferred Alan Keyes or someone of similar ideology as Keyes. I would have preferred Keyes over McCain too.
    America is not going to be the same. I saw a pseudo anointing on him that was very scary when he spoke. In fact, that anointing shows up every time he speaks formally. There is an arrogance about him I’ve not witnessed in anyone else. There is a sinister wisdom at work within him as well as an intimidating spirit about him. And, he has a strong spirit of anger too. He no doubt has a strong anti-Christ spirit as well.
    I thought it was a prophetic sign that the actual oath of office was so botched up at the inauguration. Both he and Justice Roberts made mistakes. Obama made the first mistake and probably threw Roberts off. And then there were about 3 or 4 more errors, which is pretty phenomenal when you consider that you have two very intelligent people repeating a simple, short phrase that both had no doubt rehearsed many times. I do believe there will be dramatic changes for America in the Obama administration and most of them will not be good for America, its safety, moral values, or the spreading of the Gospel. It seems everyone is expecting a “messianic Presidency”. I believe this administration will be the most botched up of any. It will take us further away from the principles upon which our Constitution is based (botched Constitutional oath) and root us in a socialist society. Sadly, most everyone will go along with even the most deleterious changes and praise what is being done rather than stand up to the dictatorial dominance of Obama, who will entrench us in a more secularized socialistic society. What is scary is how so much of the world and half of the Church is fawning over him. Deception abounds everywhere when it comes to him.
    With regards to the Pierce memo below, Debbie reminded me of something Dr. Hamon has prophesied. For years, maybe decades, Dr. Hamon has prophesied that we would not recognize the Church of the 21st century. Perhaps the frustration over the state of the Church currently experienced by many is simply preparation for the “new look Church” of the 21st century. Perhaps Larry Kreider has insight into the new Church paradigm.
    Pierce is right. We do need to pray and be watchful and vigilant more than ever before. We need to ask for mercy because America asked for her Saul and got him. The Church needs to be supportive of other discerning members as never before. Persecution can be expected. We must also ask God to wash the eyes of the Church with eye salve that the Church not be deceived. Satan was cleaver raising this one up. By so doing he has divided the Church and the Church will be at odds with the Church. Though Obama claims to be a Christian, in his works he denies Him. Our wisdom, love, commitment to the truth, and intercession must rise to new levels.
    I told someone today, if I wasn’t a man of faith I would be very discouraged seeing the direction this country is going. We may very well find ourselves fighting similar battles as our brethren in China, Russia and other places of persecution. On the other side of the coin, I believe we are about to see the Church’s finest hour! Why are there so many words to “Arise and Shine”? …. Because gross darkness is coming on the earth, Is. 60:1,2. To arise and shine when the world around you is enslaved in the midst of gross darkness takes courage, boldness and faith in Him.
    Blessings! Courage! Faith! and Joy!

  15. I know a few women currently using Clomid, and I was just curious. My sister has PCOS so if she ever wants to get pregnant she might have difficulty due to irregular ovulation, which I think is what Clomid addresses.
    Alexandra: you may also want to check out these sites:
    Pope Paul VI Institute
    6901 Mercy Road
    Omaha, Nebraska 68106
    (402) 390-6600
    Fax: (402) 390-9851
    Hours: Monday-Friday
    9:00am—5:00pm (CST)
    they can help you locate a doctor in your state for your sister to get her properly treated. I can’t believe the number of women who have PCOS. Clomid is a pretty powerful drug.
    Best of luck.

  16. Mrs.Stanek,
    I’m a normal Catholic Daddy.
    When I heard your account of Mr.Obama and the Christ Hospital actions vis a vis babies being DISCARDED TO DIE, I had a catharsis.
    I told my Scottish-Now-American Mom…71 years old and American for 6 years about, Mr.Obama’s stance on Infanticide/Abortion, and your factual case/cases. Mom is extremely liberal and believes in NONSENSICAL SOCIAL LIBERALISM. In other words, she is a dumb liberal and is naive as to what LIBERALISM is.
    My Mom, said she had never heard of such INFANTICIDE.
    I noted that I wasn’t giving my OPINION, rather I was giving facts.
    She said, that she had never heard of that nor of Obama’s stance thereof!
    I pointed out, that the FACT that she had never been told FACTS, vis a vis Baby killing and specifically Obama’s INFANTICIDE POSITION in the Illiois Senate was “TELLING”.
    I said, that I was giving facts, and that if she had never heard such FACTS, she should ask herself why, she had never heard of this.
    Like a true liberal, she responded. I’ve never heard about this even on FOX!!!
    I responded that MOM doesn’t GET FOX, as she has not cable or satellite!!
    Mom wanted to win a debate. She had no interest in HONESTY nor TRUTH.
    I confronted her with the question!!
    I’ve never gotten a logical nor reasonable answer.
    Many Catholics CLEANSE their consciences by CARING.

  17. Many Catholics CLEANSE their consciences by CARING.
    Posted by: mike at January 26, 2009 10:48 PM
    you know Mike I was just thinking that this is how Pelosi and Kennedy justify themselves. They are convinced that they are doing good and that this makes up for their use of birth control and their support of abortion.

  18. Subject: A distinguished black woman’s perspective Wortham sounds like she knows of what she speaks.
    Anne Wortham is Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University and continuing Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. She is a member of the American Sociological Association and the American Philosophical Association. She has been a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and honored as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. In fall 1988 she was one of a select group of intellectuals who were featured in Bill Moyer’s television series, “A World of Ideas.” The transcript of her conversation with Moyers has been published in his book, A World of Ideas. Dr. Wortham is author of The Other Side of Racism: A Philosophical Study of Black Race Consciousness which analyzes how race consciousness is transformed into political strategies and policy issues. She has published numerous articles on the implications of individual rights for civil rights policy, and is currently writing a book on theories of social and cultural marginality. Recently, she has published articles on the significance of multiculturalism and Afrocentricism in education, the politics of victimization and the social and political impact of political correctness. Shortly after an interview in 2004 she was awarded tenure.
    This article by her is something else.
    No He Can’t
    by Anne Wortham
    Fellow Americans,
    Please know: I am black; I grew up in the segregated South. I did not vote for Barack Obama;
    I wrote in Ron Paul’s name as my choice for president. Most importantly, I am not race conscious. I do not require a black president to know that I am a person of worth, and that life is worth living. I do not require a black president to love the ideal of America.
    I cannot join you in your celebration. I feel no elation. There is no smile on my face. I am not jumping with joy. There are no tears of triumph in my eyes. For such emotions and behavior to come from me, I would have to deny all that I know about the requirements of human flourishing and survival – all that I know about the history of the United States of America, all that I know about American race relations, and all that I know about Barack Obama as a politician. I would have to deny the nature of the “change” that Obama asserts has come to America. Most importantly, I would have to abnegate my certain understanding that you have chosen to sprint down the road to serfdom that we have been on for over a century. I would have to pretend that individual liberty has no value for the success of a human life. I would have to evade your rejection of the slender reed of capitalism on which your success and mine depend. I would have to think it somehow rational that 94 percent of the 12 million blacks in this country voted for a man because he looks like them (that blacks are permitted to play the race card), and that they were joined by self-declared “progressive” whites who voted for him because he doesn’t look like them. I would have to wipe my mind clean of all that I know about the kind of people who have advised and taught Barack Obama and will fill posts in his administration – political intellectuals like my former colleagues at the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
    I would have to believe that “fairness” is the equivalent of justice. I would have to believe that man who asks me to “go forward in a new spirit of service, in a new service of sacrifice” is speaking in my interest. I would have to accept the premise of a man that economic prosperity comes from the “bottom up,” and who arrogantly believes that he can will it into existence by the use of government force. I would have to admire a man who thinks the standard of living of the masses can be improved by destroying the most productive and the generators of wealth.
    Finally, Americans, I would have to erase from my consciousness the scene of 125,000 screaming, crying, cheering people in Grant Park, Chicago irrationally chanting “Yes We Can!” Finally, I would have to wipe all memory of all the times I have heard politicians, pundits, journalists, ditorialists, bloggers and intellectuals declare that capitalism is dead – and no one, including especially Alan Greenspan, objected to their assumption that the particular version of the anti-capitalistic mentality that they want to replace with their own version of anti-capitalism is anything remotely equivalent to capitalism.
    So you have made history, Americans. You and your children have elected a black man to the office of the president of the United States, the wounded giant of the world. The battle between John Wayne and Jane Fonda is over – and that Fonda won.
    Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern must be very happy men. Jimmie Carter, too. And the Kennedys have at last gotten their Kennedy look-a-like.
    The self-righteous welfare statists in the suburbs can feel warm moments of satisfaction for having elected a black person. So, toast yourselves: 60s countercultural radicals, 80s yuppies and 90s bourgeois bohemians. Toast yourselves, Black America. Shout your glee Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke, Stanford, and Berkeley. You have elected not an individual who is qualified to be president, but a black man who, like the pragmatist Franklin Roosevelt, promises to – Do Something! You now have someone who has picked up the baton of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine – what little there is left – for the chance to feel good. There is nothing in me that can share your happy obliviousness.

  19. Hisman, I have read that over several times and do not know what her objections are to Obama’s presidency, policies, or personnel. It appears well written, but what’s her point?
    “But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine – what little there is left – for the chance to feel good.”
    What does that mean? What freedom have we traded? Am I not as free today as last month? I feel free. I assure you, I value my freedom more than life itself. If I thought I would lose any freedom from President Obama I never would have voted for him.
    I see shadows of Ayn Rand in this article. Which is okay, I like Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.
    “Most importantly, I would have to abnegate my certain understanding that you have chosen to sprint down the road to serfdom that we have been on for over a century. I would have to pretend that individual liberty has no value for the success of a human life.”
    Serfdom? Is she complaining about higher taxes?
    It’s all rather silly HisMan. It says nothing about Obama. She does sound interesting, I’d love to sit down and discuss this with her over coffee sometime.

  20. I understand that NBC has just rejected a Pro-Life ad for the superbowl event although they have open slots.
    Our country is insane and its destruction is imminent.

  21. The ad that NBC rejected was the “Imagine the Potential” one about Obama.
    Did you hear? A woman in So. Cal just gave birth to Octuplets. She refused selective reduction (aka selective abortion) and already has 6 other children.

  22. And now our Dear Leader has told the Pentagon to cut 10% off their budget while Iran haughtily laughs at us that the United States is too weak. All on Drudge Report.
    Can we say Jimmy Carter Part II?

  23. I understand that NBC has just rejected a Pro-Life ad for the superbowl event although they have open slots.
    Our country is insane and its destruction is imminent.
    Posted by: HisMan at January 30, 2009 4:19 PM
    It’s their company and they can reject any ad they want. Ah, Freedom.

  24. Good to see that Hal opposes the FOCA. Can’t say I remember if he opposed it before, but obviously he does now, since the FOCA would force companies and organizations to provide services that they don’t want to provide.

  25. It’s unfortunate that the Super Bowl is on NBC, a channel which has decided to embrace far-left insanity. Ah well, I was going back and forth on whether or not I was going to continue watching Heroes. NBC has just made the decision for me, and I’ll be sure that they’re aware of that.
    Best part about the Super Bowl – as a Pittsburgher, it will be fantastic for me if the Steelers win. However, there is a silver lining in the cloud if the Steelers lose – Obama wants them to win. Steelers win, I win; Steelers lose, Obama loses. So it’s win-win, really.

  26. Hal:
    I think your disagreement with me on just about every issue is evidence of your obsessive-compulsive-`ness.
    You have no idea what freedom is bud.
    In fact you have no idea that you are dead while you liveth.

  27. HisMan, he knows. He just doesn’t care. Why on earth would a bunch of pro-abortion freaks frequent a pro-life website for months, heck, not months, but years? Only because they find it amusing to annoy people like you. Hal and friends are like little kids who go around the neighborhood ringing people’s doorbells and running away. They know it’s obnoxious, they know it’s a waste of everyone’s time, but they do it anyway, because it amuses them. I guess you could say it’s a hobby.

  28. Good to see that Hal opposes the FOCA. Can’t say I remember if he opposed it before, but obviously he does now, since the FOCA would force companies and organizations to provide services that they don’t want to provide.
    Posted by: John Lewandowski at January 31, 2009 2:43 PM
    To the extent FOCA would do that, I do oppose it. I don’t think hospitals, nurses, doctors, or anyone else, should be forced to participate in abortions by the government. However, I also don’t think they should be protected by the government if they want to work at an institution that performs abortions and they don’t want to participate. The employer should be able to not hire pro life doctors, for example, if the hospital wishes to perform abortions. (the Hospital, may, if it chooses, put that doctor in another role)
    I don’t recall enough about FOCA. However, my position is clear. The government shouldn’t force companies or organizations to perform abortions (or provide birth control) On the other hand, the government is under no obligation to send money to such organizations either. There is no right to receive federal funding. (generally)

  29. Since things are so slow, everyone should look at these great pictures of the borough I call home!
    My neighborhood is, sadly, not pictured in the slideshow; it consists primarily of 3-4 story apartment buildings, and is more solidly urban than what’s in a lot of these pictures since it’s so close to Manhattan.
    This message brought to you by the Alexandra Loves Corona, The Beer, And Corona, Queens! association, in conjunction with the Alexandra Kind Of Hates Football association.

  30. Jill,
    I sent you a letter via eMail about 1 week ago. I don’t know if anyone received it or if you have read it. I am so glad you are back from vacation and I am anxiously awaiting any response you may have.
    I can resend if you do not have it but I would like to support your cause as I too have been in your shoes as a Labor & Delivery RN for the past 8 years.
    Take care,
    Silvia Venezia

  31. What I did on my January vacation

    Hi, I’m back and happy to be! I would ask if you missed me but see you carried on just fine in my absence – over 2k comments on my vacation announcement, lol! My vacation ended with a literal bang…

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