BIOGRAPHY OF JILL STANEK
When it would have been easier to look the other way, Jill Stanek’s Christian faith led her to risk her job, reputation, and friendships to stop the practices of abortion, partial-birth abortion and infanticide. Jill was a registered nurse in the Labor & Delivery Department at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She discovered not only were abortions being committed there, but babies were being aborted alive and then left 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.
Jill has been quoted in the national media on television, on radio, in print, and by local and national legislators. There are hundreds of examples, but some include:
• Fox TV News programs, O’Reilly Factor and Hannity and Colmes
• Newsweek, U. S. News and World Report, The Washington Times, The New York Times, World Magazine, and Christianity Today
• Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint; Dr. Laura’s television program, Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family radio program, Fr. Frank Pavone’s television program, Defending Life, Dr. D. James Kennedy’s Coral Ridge Ministries radio and television programs
Jill has now testified 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, continuing to oppose their abortion practices fighting the fight from the inside, until she was terminated in 2001 for reasons related to her public outspokenness on these issues.
On August 5, 2002, President George W. Bush invited Jill to his signing of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which will protect 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 will protect partially delivered babies from being killed by abortion.
Jill writes on pro-life issues as a weekly columnist for www.WorldNetDaily.com, rated the #1 independent Internet news site.
Jill is a member of Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park, Illinois. She is wife to Rich; mother of Michael, Timothy, and Daena; and grandmother to four grandsons. She has addressed many groups at the national, regional, and local levels sharing her testimony and giving an insider’s view to the practices of abortion.