"Jill Stanek is a nurse turned prolife activist, blogger and speaker who is a national figure in the USA in the effort to protect both preborn and post born innocent human life. As a registered nurse she discovered not only that abortions were done but that babies were being aborted live to die without medical care.
When hospital leaders said that they would not stop, Jill went public and has become a national figure in the effort to protect both born and pre-born infants".
The Jill Stanek website describes Jill's achievements, including:
"Testifying twice before the Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives and in several state legislatures.
Jill’s written testimony has been read several times in key U.S. Congressional debates on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban and Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
Jill remained at the hospital fighting the fight from the inside, until she was terminated in 2001 for reasons related to her public outspokenness to its abortion practices.
On August 5, 2002, President George W. Bush invited Jill to his signing of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which protects live aborted children from infanticide. Jill was honored to be publicly thanked for her help with the bill by the President during his speech.
In January 2003, World magazine named Jill as one of the 30 most prominent pro-life leaders in the movement over the past 30 years.
On November 5, 2003, President Bush invited Jill to his signing of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, which protects partially delivered babies from being killed by abortion.
In January 2009, Jill was recipient of the prestigious Life Prizes Award by the Gerard Foundation.
For her pro-life writing MSNBC’s liberal commentator Keith Olbermann named Jill as the “Worst Person in the World!,” on June 4, 2009, a badge of honor she proudly wears. In 2011 News Real Blog named Jill one of the “Top Ten Enemies the Pro-Abortion Left Fears.”
Jill is a member of Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park, IL. She is wife to Rich, mother to three children, and grandmother to eight grandsons. She has addressed many groups at the local, regional, and national levels sharing her testimony and giving an insider’s view to the atrocity of abortion."
Jill's story is particularly relevant to Australia where partial birth abortion has not been banned. An amendment to ban the practice in Victoria was rejected by the former Brumby Government and remains unchanged by the Baillieu Government. While confronting, this is a powerful opportunity to hear from a nurse who stood up, refused to be complicit in abortion and has had a powerful impact in advocating for the unborn. Not to be missed.
Jill Stanek will be the key speaker at this year's annual Right to Life Australia conference, to be held on July 6 (opening dinner), 7 & 8 (conference). More details here (scroll down).
Jill will be speaking in Perth on Monday July 9: Presentation and supper
University Club of Western Australia, University of WA Crawley.
Ground floor seminar room 1.
7:15 pm refreshments, 8 pm start
Jill will also be speaking in Brisbane and Cairns on the 11 and 12th July 2012.
Download the Brisbane Flyer from here
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For any further enquiries please contact Mary Collier,
Phone (03) 9385 0111
Fax (03) 9384 6811