Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period.
A registered nurse in the Labor & Delivery Department at
in Oak Lawn, Illinois, in 1999 she discovered babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in the soiled utility room.
When she went public hospital leaders said that they would not stop, but the disclosure immediately grabbed the attention of legislators and media, and she was fired.
Jill testified before a U.S. House committee in
for the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, and was invited by President George W. Bush for his signing of the
Born Alive Infants Protection Act
, in 2002 which protects live aborted children from infanticide. She was also invited to his signing of the
signed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban
in 2003, which protects partially delivered babies from being killed by abortion.
Also, in 2003
named Jill in as one of 30 prominent pro-life leaders over the past 30 years.Stanek is a weekly columnist for
and a public speaker on pro-life issues. Jill has been on our show several times and today, she is the National Campaign Chair for the Susan B. Anthony List.
Read more of her story
Listen to interviews with her in our radio archives.
Quote by Jill Stanek:
“Not wanting to be dismissed as someone whose issue has overcome them, I’ve always tried to explain in an academic, unemotional way what worldwide devastation abortion and population control are wreaking.”