Our Board of Directors and National Advisory Board members come from a variety of professional, business, and faith-based backgrounds. All believe in the right to life from conception to natural death and have a deep-rooted concern for the protection of unborn children.

Their leadership, dedication, and support of staff and volunteers have enabled The Women's Centers of Greater Chicagoland to save more than 39,000 babies from abortion since our founding in 1984.

At this time, we are pleased to announce Dr. Robert C. Lawler as our new Medical Director!


Dr. Lawler received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. He is a board-certified OB/GYN and has been in private practice at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.  In 2013, he opened up his own private practice to provide the best healthcare in conformity with the teachings of the Catholic faith. He is a member of AAPLOG (American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists), and he promotes all fertility awareness programs as a means to achieve and/or postpone pregnancy. Dr. Lawler has been featured in many Catholic publications, appearing on the cover of "Christ Our Hope" magazine and "The Catholic New World" newspaper. He is a member of the Knights of Malta, The Catholic Medical Association, The Catholic Physicians Guild, and recipient of the St. James the Apostle award given annually to recognize Christ's heroes. He and his wife, Paula, have 11 children.

We are grateful to Dr. Lawler for his services to The Women's Centers of Greater Chicagoland and look forward to working with him!


Founder: Conrad Wojnar

Medical Director: Robert C. Lawler, MD

Board of Directors: William Beckman, Diane Bucyk, Lloyd Cassidy, Maurita Freas, Andrew Rosa, Gloria Sedlacek, Mary A. Strom

National Advisory Board: Eugene Carter, Jerry Coniker, Cristov Dosev, The Most Reverend Rene H. Gracida, Richard Guzior, Rev. Francis Hoffman, Rev. Frank Pavone, The Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Patricia Pitcus-Bainbridge, Dr. David Reardon. In memoriam: Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J., Karen Malec, Jack Roeser, Dr. John C. Wilke

Executive Director: Mary A. Strom


The Women's Centers of Greater Chicagoland has three counseling offices located in the north, south and central areas of metro Chicago. A state-of-the-art Mobile Ultrasound unit serves women in disadvantaged areas where access to pregnancy resource centers is unavailable, and two Family Resource Centers provide material goods assistance to clients and their children.

Contact: For more information, contact us today.

On August 1, 2019 our "Valiant Woman" ultrasound unit was found vandalized. Please click here to make  a donation towards repairs.

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