Legislative Action

ACTION ALERT - HB 40 - Horrible Pro-Abortion, Anti-Life Bill

This bill has the potential to reverse almost every pro-life effort made in Illinois and will protect abortion if regulated, defunded or o...

March 30, 2017

In new undercover video, Planned Parenthood abortionist reveals extraction techniques

Wednesday, the Center for Medical Progress released an undercover video taken at a Planned Parenthood networking event in which an abortionist vividly describes her technique of ending the lives of unborn babies at up to six months in their mother's wombs.

In a 12-minute long portion of a 27 minute long unedited conversation, Planned Parenthood Arizona's Medical Director Dr. DeShawn Taylor goes into detail about how she dismembers unborn babies so that her staff isn't upset when the extractions are intact, and a baby is easily identifiable.

This video was released despite David Daleiden and associate Sandra Merritt being charged Tuesday in California with 15 felonies for falsely identifying themselves as purchasers of body parts for a bio-tech company. The charges say they secretly recorded themselves and stole documents from a technology firm.



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March 29, 2017

Paul Ryan’s new plan to defund Planned Parenthood

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan says Republicans will defund Planned Parenthood via a budget reconciliation bill even though the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) that would have defunded the abortion giant failed.

"We agree with Speaker Ryan that reconciliation is the best way to address taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. "Before members of Congress leave town for spring break, they must enact a new budget reconciliation bill that redirects the abortion giant’s federal funding to community health centers."  Republicans have two weeks to do this.

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Pro-life investigator charged with 15 felonies for exposing Planned Parenthood baby parts sales

David Daleiden
David Daleiden
The state of California charged pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) with 15 crimes Tuesday.

CMP's undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the prices of aborted baby body parts spurred a Congressional investigation and calls for the abortion company to be stripped of its federal tax dollars.

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NRLC urges Senate to pass measure to nullify last-minute gift from Obama to Planned Parenthood

Last month, on a vote 230-188, the House of Representatives voted to nullify an 11th hour Obama rule preventing states from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States.

H. J. Res. 43 would use the Congressional Review Act to address Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services’ regulation designed to prevent states from redirecting Title X funds away from unsuitable organizations such as Planned Parenthood.

On Thursday the Senate will vote on this last minute gift to Planned Parenthood, which took effect on January 18, literally with just two days left in Obama’s presidency.

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March 28, 2017

US House didn't vote to defund Planned Parenthood, replace Obamacare

After 48 hours of bickering and negotiations, House Republicans have pulled the American Health Care Act (ACHA), an Obamacare replacement bill defunding most of Planned Parenthood.

The vote was originally supposed to be Thursday, Obamacare's seventh anniversary. It was delayed as conservative Republicans said it didn't go far enough and it was unclear if it had the votes to pass.

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Senate Democrats force a week delay in vote on Judge Gorsuch

In a move that came as a surprise to utterly no one, Democrats today forced a one-week delay in a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. The committee will now vote on Gorsuch’s nomination to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on April 3.

Under Senate rules, any member of Judiciary Committee can ask for a nomination to be held over one week. Senators are scheduled to leave for a two-week Easter recess starting April 8.

“Before the hearing started we all knew how qualified the judge is. His resume speaks for itself,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said, according to the Associated Press. “But last week we got to see up-close how thoughtful, articulate, and humble he is. He is clearly deeply committed to being a fair and impartial judge. And he isn’t willing to compromise that independence to win votes in the Senate.”

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Three months, one day to go before NRL 2017 begins in Milwaukee

If you go to the bottom of the NRLC Convention page, you’ll find a clock counting down the time until NRL 2017, the pro-life educational event of the year, begins.

In the beautiful words of the late Dr. Jean Garton, “It is the annual gathering of America’s pro-life family.”

When I wrote this post, the clock told us that it’s three months, one day, and 13 hours until June 29, the opening of this annual three-day event which brings together experts and grassroots activists from all over the world. Believe me, it will two months and one day before you know it.

I remind you of this because it is never too early to register. For exact details on how to register online, click here.

Naturally, I’m partisan because I come from the Midwest. But you’d be hard-pressed to find a better gathering place than the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotel, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

National Right to Life always provides attendees with great speakers, whose knowledge is matched only by their capacity to motivate. To take two examples, Ben Shapiro will get the convention off to a rousing start at the 10 am opening General Session June 29.

“Make sure you are at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee by 10 am on Thursday morning, June 29! We look forward to seeing you all there!”

Click here for more from National Right to Life.

March 27, 2017

Vision 2020 Week 9 - Rep. Litesa E. Wallace (D) and Rep. Laura Fine (D)


Petitioning Heaven
Vision 2020 would like to invite you to join us in praying for our state legislators.
We will send out information about a couple different state representatives each
week for you to pray over.

Consider sharing this information with your ministry partners, your church family,
on your website and/or your Facebook page.  

We know that prayer changes things.  And we know that NOTHING is impossible
with God. So let's join our hearts and voices together and petition heaven on
behalf of the great state of Illinois!

Some of our legislators need prayer that God will open their eyes 
and change their hearts (or move them out of their positions) and 
some need prayers that they will have the strength, courage and 
boldness to be able to stand firmly against the opposition as they 
fight for life and family values.  
Pro-Choice
Pro-Choice
"Yet, Lord my God, give attention to your servant's prayer 
and his plea for mercy. Hear the cry and the prayer that your 
servant is praying in your presence."

March 23, 2017

Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch, says senate minority leader

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, plans to lead a Democrat filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Republicans will need to convince eight Democrats to vote in favor of confirming Gorsuch. If they are able to do that, Gorsuch will have 60 votes, a requirement for overcoming a filibuster.  Republicans may change procedural rules so that Gorsuch only needs 51 votes to be confirmed.

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Pro-aborts are the violent ones

Pro-lifers are frequently accused by pro-aborts as being violent. The truth is, abortion activists not only defend the bloodiest practice on earth but are the ones who perpetrate violence.

Police report after police report shows abortion supporters threaten pro-lifers frequently, and actually commit violent attacks against pro-lifers, such as the shooting ambush of the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council.

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March 22, 2017

ACTION ALERT - H.R. 1628 The American Health Care Act of 2017

Federal Pro-Life Bill

H.R. 1628 The American Health Care Act of 2017

Status: Possible Vote on Thursday March 23rd



The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to vote Thursday, March 23rd on H.R. 1628.

This bill will eliminate approximately 85% of the federal funding of Planned Parenthood for the next year and eliminate the funding of abortions other than those to save the life of the mother from the healthcare plan and the use of tax credits for the purchase of insurance plans covering abortion.

Action:

It is urgent that you reach out to your U.S. Representatives to urge them to vote in favor of HB 1628

Don’t know who your Congressman is?  Click here to find your Congressman.

Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner Use Pro-Life Film to Benefit Abortion Giant

Hollywood is using a film with pro-life themes to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

On April 8, the makers of Juno are hosting a live read of the movie’s script as a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. The Los Angeles reading will feature an all-female cast, including original Juno stars Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner. The hit 2007 movie followed the story of a teenager who gives up her baby for adoption following an unplanned pregnancy.

However, Juno director Jason Reitman denies that the movie promoted a culture of life. According to Entertainment Weekly, Reitman wanted the reading to “resolve one point of debate” about the film: that it was about choice, not life.

“If there was any confusion about whether Juno was pro-choice or pro-life, this should settle that,” Reitman insisted. “Juno had a choice, and that was the most important part.”

But the reason pro-lifers marvel at the film goes way, way beyond the good news that she doesn’t take her child’s life. Let me cite just a few qualities about “Juno” that are pro-life in a way that goes well beyond the happy outcome.

Click here for more from National Right to Life

Click here for an earlier article from National Right to Life on the movie Juno "The Real Lesson of Juno"

Vision 2020 - Week 8 - Rep. Jaime M. Andrade Jr. (D) and Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D)


The Illinois Federation for Right to Life is proud to partner with Vision 2020 in prayer for our Illinois legislators.  Please remember to pray each week in  support of those who fight for life and for a change of heart for those who oppose life.




CALLING ALL PRAYER WARRIORS
- Join us in praying for our state legislators

We would like to invite you to join us in praying for our state legislators.  We will send out information about a couple different state representatives each week for you to pray over.  

Consider sharing this information with your ministry partners, your church family, on your website and/or your Facebook page.  

We know that prayer changes things.  And we know that NOTHING is impossible with God. So let's join our hearts and voices together and petition heaven on behalf of the great state of Illinois!
Both of these Representatives voted to pass HB40 (taxpayer funding of abortion) out of the Human Services Committee 
O God, hear my prayer; give ear 
to the words of my mouth.