NO ABORTION FUNDING IN THE BUDGET

NO ABORTION FUNDING IN THE BUDGET

NO ABORTION FUNDING IN THE BUDGET

Open Letter to the Illinois General Assembly
May 24th, 2018

On September 28, 2017, Governor Rauner signed into law House Bill 40, which authorizes the use of taxpayer funds for abortions through Medicaid and state employee health insurance. This new mandate is not eligible for reimbursement by the federal government, putting the entire cost on Illinois taxpayers.

House Bill 40 did not contain an appropriation; therefore, funding for elective abortions will come out of state Medicaid and health insurance funding.

No one knows how many more abortions there will be due to House Bill 40, but no matter the number, the principle is the same: our state tax dollars should not go to pay for abortion. You have the opportunity to ensure that no taxpayer money is used to end the life of any unborn child.

We are asking all members of the Illinois General Assembly to refuse to provide the means for House Bill 40 to accomplish its deadly consequences by including language in annual appropriations denying the use of tax dollars for elective abortions.

Due to our less-restrictive laws, in 2016 there was a 40 percent increase in the number of people coming to Illinois from out-of-state to undergo an abortion, forcing Illinois taxpayers not only to pay for abortions of Illinois citizens but of those from out-of-state. House Bill 40 will accelerate this trend.

Please work with us to protect taxpayers and unborn children.
Robert Gilligan, Executive Director
Catholic Conference of Illinois

Dawn Behnke, President
Illinois Federation For Right to Life

Eric Scheidler, Executive Director
Pro-Life Action League

Mary Kate Knorr, Executive Director
Ralph Rivera, Legislative Chairman
Illinois Right to Life Action

Bonnie Quirke, President
Lake County Right to Life

May 24, 2018

NO ABORTION FUNDING IN THE BUDGET


On May 24th, an open letter was sent to each member of the Illinois General Assembly which can be found online at www.ifrl.org.  This letter urged each member of the Illinois Senate and House to NOT include funding for abortion in the Illinois Budget.

On September 28, 2017, Governor Rauner signed into law House Bill 40, which authorizes the use of taxpayer funds for abortions through Medicaid and state employee health insurance. This new mandate is not eligible for reimbursement by the federal government, putting the entire cost on Illinois taxpayers.

House Bill 40 did not contain an appropriation; therefore, funding for elective abortions will come out of state Medicaid and health insurance funding.

No one knows how many more abortions there will be due to House Bill 40, but no matter the number, the principle is the same: our state tax dollars should not go to pay for abortion. You have the opportunity to ensure that no taxpayer money is used to end the life of any unborn child.

Due to our less-restrictive laws, in 2016 there was a 40 percent increase in the number of people coming to Illinois from out-of-state to undergo an abortion, forcing Illinois taxpayers not only to pay for abortions of Illinois citizens but of those from out-of-state. House Bill 40 will accelerate this trend.

We are asking all members of the Illinois General Assembly to refuse to provide the means for House Bill 40 to accomplish its deadly consequences by including language in annual appropriations denying the use of tax dollars for elective abortions.

Now we need your help.  We need you to back up this position by calling and emailing your Illinois Representative and Senator.  As them to refuse to provide the means for House Bill 40 to accomplish its deadly consequences with the use of tax dollars for elective abortions.

Click here to find your Senator's and Representative's contact information.

Send them this message:

Do NOT include Abortion in the Illinois Budget.

Do NOT fund House Bill 40.

Do NOT force Illinois taxpayers not only to pay for abortions of Illinois citizens but of those from out-of-state.


China may lift its two-child policy - here's what that could mean


Amid reports that China may be considering putting an end to its two-child policy, experts are questioning the extent of a possible law change, and the effects it would have.

According to Bloomberg, the Chinese government had commissioned research on the childbirth restrictions in the country, and on the potential effects of lifting them. An announcement on the removal of the policy could come by the end of the year, or next year, the outlet reported, citing anonymous sources.

Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, said that removing the policy “would be a momentous victory for human rights and a vindication of the application of international pressure as a strategy to affect change within that totalitarian regime.”

“But I am holding off on this celebration,” she told CNA, noting that “the Chinese government just commissioned a study. It has not yet enacted the new law.”

Click here for more from Catholic News Agency.

HHS officially announces pro-life changes to Title X Family Planning Grant Program

HHS officially announces pro-life changes to Title X Family Planning Grant Program

Tuesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) filed a rule-making proposal with the Office of Management and Budget to restore Title X family planning regulations to prohibit grantees from co-locating with abortion clinics, or from referring clients for abortions.

In spite of pro-abortion distortions, the proposed rule does not cut one dime of funding for family planning. Rather it merely ensures that funding goes to health facilities that do not perform or promote abortion as family planning.

Last evening, longtime pro-life advocate Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), hosted a Special Order hour for Members to speak in support of the Title X rule where many members voiced their strong support for the move.

Numerous other members of Congress issued statements, including James Lankford (R-OK) who said, “Regardless of our differences of opinion on when life begins, we should all agree that no taxpayer should be forced to fund abortion providers with their hard-earned tax dollars.”

Click here for more from NRL News Today.

May 23, 2018

Title X new rules will save more black babies

Title X new rules will save more black babies

A black pro-life activist is cheering the Trump administration for attempting to separate taxpayers' money from the abortion business.

Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, says the administration did the right thing by proposing new rules to the Title X family planning program that direct taxpayer funding away from the abortion industry.

"Black people are actually targeted for abortion and the numbers are astronomical," Gardner tells OneNewsNow. "If you think in terms of the inner-city areas especially, whether it be Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, abortion is well over 50 percent in all of those areas."

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Pro-abortion study complains about inconvenient killing

Baby Loading

A recent study claims aborting their unborn baby is the only option for pregnant women in some areas of the country and pro-lifers naturally have a response.

The study was done by Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, at the University of California San Francisco, which often publishes research propping up the abortion industry.

The study points to 100 cities in the country where women have to travel 100 miles or more to obtain an abortion.

Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee says the study is attempting to make the public feel sympathetic for women, who are burdened by travelling a long distance, but the real issue behind the study is they can't kill their unborn child.

Click here for more from One News Now.

VIDEO: Life is the ‘true source of America’s greatness,’ President Trump tells pro-life gala

VIDEO: Life is the ‘true source of America’s greatness,’ President Trump tells pro-life gala

President Donald Trump affirmed the importance of the right to life and called on pro-life voters to help secure it Tuesday night, in his keynote address at the Susan B. Anthony List’s 11th annual Campaign for Life Gala.

In a speech bookended by lengthy applause, Trump began by acknowledging many of the pro-life activists and lawmakers in the audience, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-LA, Rep. Steve King, R-IA, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH. From there he transitioned to an overview of the current prognosis for the fall midterm elections, citing a new Reuters poll finding Republicans have taken the lead in the generic congressional ballot.



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May 22, 2018

Actively pro-abortion judge with conflict of interest to stay on Daleiden baby parts case

Actively pro-abortion judge with conflict of interest to stay on Daleiden baby parts case

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will allow Judge William Orrick (Judge Orrick has close ties to Planned Parenthood and his wife is an outspoken abortion activist) to continue presiding over David Daleiden’s legal battle with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation, despite apparent conflicts of interest.

The court rejected a petition from the Thomas More Society, which is representing Daleiden, to have Orrick removed from the case, Thomas More president and chief counsel Tom Brejcha has announced.

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Ed Sheeran upset his song about ‘unborn’ baby being used to promote pro-life message

Ed Sheeran upset his song about ‘unborn’ baby being used to promote pro-life message

Ed Sheeran has disavowed any association with the campaign to preserve Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion, after pro-life activists have allegedly taken to playing his 2012 song about miscarriage at events.

Sheeran’s song “Small Bump” is sung from the perspective of a father expressing his love for a child still months away from birth.

Here is Ed Sherran's "Small Bump" Song and Video:


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VIDEO: Texas Lt. Gov: Abortion is part of ‘devaluing life’ that leads to school shootings

Texas Lt. Gov: Abortion is part of ‘devaluing life’ that leads to school shootings

On Sunday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the case of a 17-year-old that shot and killed eight students and two teachers at Santa Fe High School in Texas last Friday. The two debated a number of topics, including the availability of guns and school security procedures, but Patrick’s central thesis was that the problem is rooted in America’s “culture of violence.”

The Republican lieutenant governor of Texas cited abortion as one of several factors that have degraded America’s respect for human life, which he believes was one of the causes of the recent school shooting in his state. “We have devalued life, whether it's through abortion, whether it's the breakup of families, through violent movies, and particularly violent video games,” Patrick said.



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May 21, 2018

Members of Congress praise Planned Parenthood defunding, call abortion ‘inhumane’

Rep. Chris Smith

Members of the House of Representatives spoke out today in favor of President Trump’s new Title X regulations, which will force abortion providers like Planned Parenthood to disassociate their abortion business from their birth control services in order to continue receiving funding. Planned Parenthood stands to lost $50-60 million annually because of this change, given its previously expressed unwillingness to separate abortion from its legitimate healthcare services.

This change will require Title X funding recipients to document that they have complied with state laws regarding reporting instances of sexual assault. Planned Parenthood currently has a very poor track record of reporting potential abuse, frequently returning victims to their abusers after their abortions.

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19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control.

In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) have filed lawsuits arguing that the administration lacks the discretion to make such a change under the terms of the original Title X legislation authorizing the grants.

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Don’t Use Mental Health to Justify Abortion Law Change, Psychiatrists Warn


A group of psychiatrists have said in an open letter that they do not want to see spurious appeals to ‘mental health’ being used to justify abortion.

Abortion isn’t “healthcare” or “treatment”

The open letter, published Thursday, is signed by 26 consultant psychiatrists, and argues that presenting the case for repeal in terms of “healthcare” is misleading and inverts the true purpose of medicine.

It points out that “under the law as proposed by the Government, the vast majority of abortions would involve healthy babies and healthy women. This is not ‘healthcare’ but something else entirely.” The fact that abortion would be allowed up to 12 weeks for any reason, it goes on, “makes it even more misleading for Government spokespeople or pro-choice advocates to continually present abortion as a form of ‘treatment’.”

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May 18, 2018

President Trump to cut Planned Parenthood funding

President Trump to cut Planned Parenthood funding

The Trump administration is announcing its intentions to cut a significant amount of taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

The proposal will not prohibit counseling for clients about abortion, but neither will it include the current, potentially illegal mandate that projects must counsel and refer for abortion,” an administration official said in an interview with the Weekly Standard. “This proposal does not necessarily defund Planned Parenthood, as long as they’re willing to disentangle taxpayer funds from abortion as a method of family planning, which is required by the Title X law. Any grantees that perform, support, or refer for abortion have a choice – disentangle themselves from abortion or fund their activities with privately raised funds.

Click here for more from Life Action News.

May 17, 2018

Iowa attorney general refuses to defend heartbeat abortion ban

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller

The Democratic attorney general of Iowa is refusing to defend the state’s new ban on aborting babies with detectable heartbeats, citing his personal opposition to the duly-enacted law.

“Attorney General Tom Miller has disqualified himself from representing the state” in the inevitable court battle over the law, Iowa Solicitor General Jeffrey Thompson announced in a letter Tuesday. “The disqualification is based on the Attorney General's determination that he could not zealously assert the state's position because of his core belief that the statute, if upheld, would undermine rights and protections for women.”

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ACTION ALERT - ERA House Vote at anytime


The Equal Rights Amendment was passed out of committee on May 16th with a vote of 7 to 5.  The next step is a vote in the IL House.  If this happens the Equal Rights Amendment will be ratified by Illinois.  Then only one more state has to ratify the ERA and it will be sent to Congress to become an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In Illinois, we still have a chance to stop it.

Now is your time for your voice to be heard!

What can you do?

Contact your Representative.  Click here to look up for information for your Representative.  Tell them you DO NOT support the Equal Rights Amendment and ask them to vote NO on SJRCA4 (The Equal Rights Amendment).

This could be our last chance to stop it.  This session of the Illinois General Assembly is supposed to go into recess on May 31st.  A vote may take place shortly.  Act Now!

Contact your Representative.

Leading pro-abortion groups – including NARAL, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood -- have strongly urged state courts to construe state ERAs, containing language virtually identical to the language of the 1972 federal ERA proposal, to invalidate laws that treat abortion differently from other “medical procedures,” including laws restricting tax-funding of abortion and laws requiring parental notification or consent for minors’ abortions.

More information about the ERA visit:  http://eagleforum.org/topics/era.html



For additional documentation on the ERA-abortion connection, see the NRLC website at http://www.nrlc.org/federal/era.

May 16, 2018

Judge Rules California's Assisted Suicide Law Unconstitutional

Judge Rules California's Assisted Suicide Law Unconstitutional

A California judge overturned the state's assisted suicide law this morning, ruling that the legislature acted outside the scope of its authority when it enacted the End of Life Option Act.

The Act's sponsors introduced the bill in a special session of the legislature convened by Governor Jerry Brown to address Medicaid funding shortfalls, services for the disabled, and in-home health support services.

Life Legal attorneys appeared in court this morning to argue that the End of Life Option Act, which decriminalizes physician-assisted suicide, is not related or even incidental to the stated purpose of the special session. Suicide is not health care.

Riverside Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia agreed, holding that "the End of Life Option Act does not fall within the scope of access to healthcare services," and that it "is not a matter of health care funding."

Click here for more from Christian Newswire.

Planned Parenthood sues Iowa for banning abortion of babies with beating hearts

Planned Parenthood sues Iowa for banning abortion of babies with beating hearts

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are suing Iowa over its law prohibiting abortions on most babies with detectable heartbeats, which is slated to go into effect on July 1.

“Iowa politicians have tried to ban virtually all abortions for women in our state,” said Rita Bettis, the ACLU’s Iowa legal director. “In the 45 years since Roe [v. Wade], no federal or state court has upheld such a dangerous law.”

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National Abortion Federation head - Vicki Saporta - announces 2019 retirement

National Abortion Federation head - Vicki Saporta - announces 2019 retirement

Talk about a passing of the torch. Just two weeks after PPFA’s Cecile Richards stepped down as the head of the largest abortion provider in the world after 12 years, a far lesser known but highly influential player in the abortion industry announced that she will retire in June 2019.

For the past 23 years, Vicki Saporta has been the President and CEO, National Abortion Federation (NAF). NAF describes itself as

“the professional association of abortion providers in North America. We are unique among pro-choice organizations because we represent the providers who make reproductive choice a reality.”

Put less glamorous, NAF is the abortion industry’s trade association.

Click here for more from NRL News Today.

May 15, 2018

Pro-Life Organization gets lots of free Publicity thanks to a Late-Night Comedian who mocked its Mission

Pro-Life Organization gets lots of free Publicity thanks to a Late-Night Comedian who mocked its Mission

John Oliver used a segment of his lewd and crude HBO show to suggest Save the Storks tricks women into keeping their babies instead of aborting them.

The organization uses more than 40 mobile medical vans and buses, equipped with professional medical equipment, to perform free ultrasounds on women considering abortion.

More than 4,000 women have chosen life after seeing their babies beating hearts in the womb, the organization states on its website.

Click here for more from OneNewsNow.

May 14, 2018

Planned Parenthood’s ex-CEO says pro-lifers are lying lawbreakers. She must be confused.

Planned Parenthood’s ex-CEO says pro-lifers are lying lawbreakers. She must be confused.

Cecile Richards Planned Parenthood ex-CEO, recently interviewed with Amanda Marcotte for Salon. The puff piece was filled with Planned Parenthood propaganda, such as how the aborted baby parts scandal — in which the abortion chain illegally sold the body parts of preborn babies they aborted — was a hoax and a lie (which is, of course, false). But perhaps the most laughable statement is where Richards attempted to smear her opposition as liars and cheaters.

“I think that one of the things that I see on the right is they are so much more willing to lie, cheat, steal, deceive, break the law — tactics that frankly we don’t use in the progressive community,” Richards said, apparently with a straight face. “I do think that they have that advantage. The other is, they’ve got a lot of money. People who really probably could care less about the issue, but have complete focus on undermining any progressive institution that has either capacity or political power.”

Really, REALLY?!?!

It would be hilarious if she weren’t so serious. Money? Law-breaking? Lying? Deception? These are all things that fit squarely with Planned Parenthood’s modus operandi.

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US actively countering international abortion push at United Nations

The UN Economic and Social Council is discussing whether abortion should be part of humanitarian efforts at UN headquarters  


A humanitarian program designed by UN agencies and abortion groups included “access to safe abortion to the full extent of the law” for the first time last year. The Economic and Social Council recommended that package last year, before the update where abortion was included was completed.

Now the Council is being asked to endorse this humanitarian package, known as the sexual and reproductive health minimum initial services package, or MISP, as it did last year, even though when it recommended it last year it did not include abortion.

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May 11, 2018

AMA, for now, resists pressure to help kill us

AMA, for now, resists pressure to help kill us

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition says he was grateful to watch the American Medical Association this week take a stand on the controversial issue.

Under pressure to examine the hot-button issue, the association established a study committee to debate changing the existing policy by supporting doctors' participation or by taking a neutral stance.

"And the ethics committee, "Schadenberg reports, "has decided, no, that they should maintain their position against assisted suicide."

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May 10, 2018

ERA House Vote at anytime - Action Alert!


The Equal Rights Amendment was passed out of committee on May 16th with a vote of 7 to 5.  The next step is a vote in the IL House.  If this happens the Equal Rights Amendment will be ratified by Illinois.  Then only one more state has to ratify the ERA and it will be sent to Congress to become an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In Illinois, we still have a chance to stop it.

Now is your time for your voice to be heard!

What can you do?

Contact your Representative.  Click here to look up for information for your Representative.  Tell them you DO NOT support the Equal Rights Amendment and ask them to vote NO on SJRCA4 (The Equal Rights Amendment).

This could be our last chance to stop it.  This session of the Illinois General Assembly is supposed to go into recess on May 31st.  A vote may take place shortly.  Act Now!

Contact your Representative.

Leading pro-abortion groups – including NARAL, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood -- have strongly urged state courts to construe state ERAs, containing language virtually identical to the language of the 1972 federal ERA proposal, to invalidate laws that treat abortion differently from other “medical procedures,” including laws restricting tax-funding of abortion and laws requiring parental notification or consent for minors’ abortions.

More information about the ERA visit:  http://eagleforum.org/topics/era.html

For additional documentation on the ERA-abortion connection, see the NRLC website at http://www.nrlc.org/federal/era.

McCombie joins other GOP members in criticizing bill allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control

A pharmacist handing contraceptives to a minor is unacceptable


Introduced at the April 27 House floor debate, HB274, sponsored by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg), would allow pharmacists to administer birth control contraceptives to consumers of any age without a doctor’s exam or prescription.

“So, a 12-year-old might be able to go into a pharmacy and get a birth control pill but would not be able to get a cold medication that requires a prescription,” Bryant said before yielding the rest of her time back to Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna), who asked if a 12-year-old would be able to purchase a condom under her bill.

“Yes,” Mussman said.

Passing by 12 votes at 57-45, HB274 will now move to the Senate floor for debate and vote.

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May 9, 2018

Pro-lifers: Let's hear it for the states!

Getting Congress to move pro-life legislation to the president's desk has been a struggle

Getting Congress to move pro-life legislation to the president's desk has been a struggle because of the lack of sufficient votes in the Senate to pass the bills. Ingrid Durin, director of the National Right to Life Committee's Department of State Legislation, tells OneNewsNow the success in getting laws passed has been in state legislatures.

"Now we have 16 states that have passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act," she shares. "This is a law that would protect unborn children from abortion who are capable of feeling pain – and it's only been enjoined in one state, which is Idaho."

States have also been successful in passing fetal homicide laws, which say that if a pregnant woman is attacked and the child is also injured the alleged criminal will face two charges.

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May 8, 2018

Pro-lifers: Bring on lawsuit over human lives

A pro-life organization welcomes any legal challenges over a new law in Iowa.

A pro-life organization welcomes any legal challenges over a new law in Iowa.

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill last Friday that bans abortion after a baby's heartbeat is detected. That's at or around six weeks, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation.

It also sets the state up for a lengthy court fight.

Maggie DeWitte, executive director of Iowans for Life, says it's an "almost certainty" that a court fight is coming but pro-lifers welcome it in order to challenge Roe v. Wade in a court of law.

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VIDEO: Students’ pro-life chalk messages destroyed at Fresno State

VIDEO: Students’ pro-life chalk messages destroyed at Fresno State

Wednesday, May 2nd, a vandal at Fresno State was caught on video washing away pro-life chalkings at the school that were written by Fresno State Students for Life.


This comes on the 1-year anniversary of Fresno State professor Greg Thatcher ordering his students to students to destroy similar chalkings on campus. As a result of a lawsuit by the Alliance Defending Freedom and Students for Life, Thatcher was ordered to pay damages to several students involved as well as undergo First Amendment training with ADF.

Bernadette Tasy, one of the plaintiffs in the original lawsuit and the president of Fresno State Students for Life said, "When will students at Fresno State learn that we have just the same free-speech rights as everyone else? Professor Thatcher underwent free-speech training; maybe the whole school should. There should be respect for differing points of view on campus, and if students oppose us they are free to chalk their own messages on the ground, but they should not destroy ours."

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Censoring a pro-life message about second chances


A pro-life organization is calling out YouTube for censoring its content.

YouTube reportedly suspended Abortion Pill Reversal's account citing its policy on "harmful or dangerous content," explaining that it "doesn't allow content that encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death."

Examples of videos that violate this policy are videos about "instructional bomb making, choking games, hard drug use, or other acts where serious injury may result."

Mallory Quigley of the Susan B. Anthony List says there was nothing graphic or objectionable in the content from Abortion Pill Reversal.

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Schlafly's daughter to lobby against ERA Wednesday

Schlafly's daughter to lobby against ERA Wednesday

The daughter of the late ERA opponent Phyllis Schlafly will be at the State Capitol Tuesday to speak directly with Illinois House members about the problems the Equal Rights Amendment would bring upon the nation if Illinois were to pass it.

"The Equal Rights Amendment is a fraud that will harm women and children," Anne Schlafly Cori wrote in an email to Eagle Forum members over the weekend. "Help me to Stop ERA this week. Join me in Springfield, Illinois to pass out baby socks, which represent that ERA will remove all legal restrictions on abortion including taxpayer-financing of abortion."

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May 7, 2018

VIDEO: Mike Pence quotes Bible in response to Michelle Wolf’s abortion ‘joke’

Mike Pence quotes Bible in response to Michelle Wolf’s abortion ‘joke’

‘I count it all joy’: Mike Pence answers Michelle Wolf’s attack on his pro-life stand

Pro-life Vice President Mike Pence quoted the Bible when asked about a controversial abortion joke made at his expense during last weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

During the annual event, which President Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of boycotting twice so far, comedian Michelle Wolf made a variety of insulting remarks about the Trump administration, including a bit about Pence’s pro-life stance.



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Iowa governor signs bill banning abortions on babies with beating hearts

Iowa governor signs bill banning abortions on babies with beating hearts

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed Iowa’s just-passed ban on abortion once a baby’s heartbeat is detected, establishing her state as having the strongest pro-life laws in America.

“We couldn't be more pleased,” said Iowans for Life head Maggie DeWitte. “[Reynolds] is following through on her pledge to the people of Iowa that she is 100 percent pro-life.”

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May 3, 2018

New Hearing for Illinois ERA - Action Alert


Now is your time for your voice to be heard!

The ERA is going to be heard in the Human Services Committee on May 16, 2018 in Room 114 - Capitol Building - - Springfield, IL

What can you do?

Fill out a Witness Slip for the hearing.

Fill out a simple form; click here to open the form

For Firm/Business Or Agency enter "Illinois Federation for Right to Life"

For Title enter: "Supporter"

For Subject Matter select "SJRCA 4" and select "Oppponent"

Under Testimony select "Record Of Appearance Only"

Be sure to Agree to the Terms Of Agreement at the bottom.

Leading pro-abortion groups – including NARAL, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood -- have strongly urged state courts to construe state ERAs, containing language virtually identical to the language of the 1972 federal ERA proposal, to invalidate laws that treat abortion differently from other “medical procedures,” including laws restricting tax-funding of abortion and laws requiring parental notification or consent for minors’ abortions.

More information about the ERA visit:  http://eagleforum.org/topics/era.html

For additional documentation on the ERA-abortion connection, see the NRLC website at http://www.nrlc.org/federal/era.

May 2, 2018

Guess who aims to control abortion debate in Senate

President Trump has expressed his intent to sign pro-life legislation such as a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

President Trump has expressed his intent to sign pro-life legislation such as a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

The legislation passed in the House but failed to obtain the 60 votes necessary in the Senate to even debate the measure.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, points out there are three branches of the federal government and one of them failed to act.

"The president would have signed that five-month pain capable bill if the Senate had been able to send it to him," she says. "He asked for it. He spoke to that very eloquently. But if the Senate can't pass the bill and have the Congress send him that bill, he simply can't sign it."

Under the present system, a mere two or three senators can effectively prevent the full Senate from advancing a pro-life bill to the floor for a vote.

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153 Members Call for New Title X Regulations - Take Abortion Out of Family Planning Programs


U.S. Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ-04), Diane Black (R-TN-06), Ron Estes (R-KS-04), and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04) joined 149 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting that the department move swiftly to issue new regulations for the Title X Family Planning Program.

National Right to Life has also asked HHS to issue new Title X regulations consistent with those issued during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

Citing the troubling ways existing Title X regulations have blurred the line between abortion and family planning, the letter calls for revised regulations that will require the federally-funded Title X service sites to be physically and financially separate from facilities that provide abortion, and to eliminate the federal mandate requiring Title X providers to refer for abortions.

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May 1, 2018

Killing unborn children not a human right, says State Department

Michael G. Kozak is an ambassador with the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

In presenting the annual U.S. report on global human rights, Ambassador Michael Kozak told reporters that abortion is not a human right and therefore "reproductive rights" was no longer included in the report.

"Reproductive rights" was a rather recent addition to the report, included by the Obama administration that, Kozak claims, never intended the term to include abortion. He said it only acquired that meaning in recent years through its use by partisans on both sides of the abortion debate. If this were true, the question arises as to why the term abortion is used under the "reproductive rights" section in the 2013 report on Ireland. Pro-lifers would point out that at least in general usage, the term has always included abortion. Kozak did correctly describe abortion as a largely unsettled question of national policy around the world.

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April 30, 2018

Chicago police work to raise awareness and save newborn babies

Chicago police work to raise awareness and save newborn babies

April is “Save Abandoned Babies Month” in Illinois, and the Chicago Police Department has been raising awareness of life-saving Safe Haven Laws in an effort to save babies’ lives. According to local station WTTW, Chicago Police plan to “distribut[e] thousands of information cards across the city, detailing the law in hopes of expanding community awareness.” The department has also been spreading awareness through social media:

April is Save Abandoned Babies Month in Illinois, an effort to raise awareness of the Illinois Abandoned Newborn Protection Act and subsequent Baby Safe Haven Law. Since it was enacted in 2001, at least 126 newborn infants in Illinois have benefited under this law. pic.twitter.com/jjZexwiQA3
The law allows a desperate parent to legally relinquish an unharmed newborn 30 days old or younger to staff at any Illinois hospital, police or fire station without fear of prosecution. No questions need to be answered. pic.twitter.com/iZTr7cAnKR
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To date, Illinois’ Safe Haven Law has saved the lives of 126 babies since 2001, who would otherwise have been abandoned and may not have survived. CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson told WTTW, “Once you know about the safe haven law, talk about it. You might just save a life, and as we know, there’s nothing more precious than the gift of life.” CFD Commissioner Jose Santiago likewise stated, “If there is any parent who is feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders, the Chicago Fire Department will be here when you need us, and no baby will ever be turned away.” Officers got the opportunity to meet with children who were saved because of the state’s Safe Haven Law.

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Pro-life Pompeo confirmed as Secretary of State; abortion advocates pounce

Mike Pompeo

The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as the next U.S. Secretary of State, to the delight of social conservatives and the anger of pro-abortion voices.

The Senate voted 57-42 to confirm him Thursday, Fox News reported. The former Kansas Republican congressman and Donald Trump’s CIA director replaces former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who the president fired in March.

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Alfie Evans, dies early Saturday morning

There were emotional scenes today as Alfie Evans supporters released hundreds of balloons into the sky in memory of the “warrior” toddler.

Alfie Evans, whose “Alfie’s Army” enlisted recruits from all over the world, died early Saturday morning, five days after being taken off his ventilator by Alder Hey Children’s Hospital which refused to allow his parents to take him to Italy for further examination and possible treatment.

The hospital also managed to drag out negotiations with his father, Thomas Evans, so there was no opportunity for the grievously ill 23-month-old toddler to die at home with Mr. Evans and Kate James, Alfie’s mother.

Alfie’s death was announced on the Facebook page of Alfie’s Army and on Mr. Evans personal Facebook page.

My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30 -- absolutely heartbroken -- I LOVE YOU MY GUY

There were emotional scenes as Alfie Evans supporters released hundreds of balloons into the sky in memory of the “warrior” toddler.

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April 27, 2018

Goal of abortion extremists is to force Americans to embrace abortion as mainstream health care and to pay for it

Abortion is NOT healthcare

To those who see abortion for what it is—an abortionist purposefully and brutally killing an innocent, defenseless human life in her or his mother’s womb, —advocating for its legality (even as a constitutional “right”) is nothing less than extremism.

So, it seems hard to imagine an even greater level of extremism being advanced by the abortion industry and its adherents in elected office, the media, and elsewhere. But the evidence is clear and plentiful.

For starters, the abortion industry has been shifting its euphemistic mantras from “freedom of choice” and “if you don’t like abortion, then don’t have one” to “abortion is health care.” This rhetorical shift is necessary for its pursuit of a more extreme policy agenda to force Americans to embrace abortion as mainstream health care and to pay for it.

This agenda includes forcing health care providers and institutions to provide, participate in, or refer for abortion—and to force all Americans to pay for abortions through their health care plans. Tragically, we can already see this agenda becoming reality.

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April 26, 2018

Alfie Evans’ parents give ‘final interview,’ asks for privacy


Reportedly after spending the afternoon in talks with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, an exhausted Tom Evans made what The Mirror described as a “dramatic u-turn,” calling on “Alfie’s Army” to “return back to your everyday lives ”and praising the hospital staff “for their dignity and professionalism during what must be an incredibly difficult time for them too.”

In a letter, Tom Evans and Kate James, Alfie’s mother, wrote

Together we recognise the strains recent events have put upon us all, and we now wish for privacy for everyone concerned.

In Alfie’s interests we will work with his treating team on a plan that provides our boy with the dignity and comfort he needs.

From this point onwards there will be no more statements issued, or interviews given.

The hospital took Alfie off of his ventilator Monday, a little after 9;00pm, London time. As this post is being written, Alfie has breathed on his own for over three days. Left unsaid in any of the coverage is that reportedly Alfie has received no nutrition, only water, since his ventilator was disconnected.

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Pelosi: We’ll use pro-life Democrats to build pro-abortion majority


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (pictured) once again waded into her party’s civil war over abortion litmus tests, this time arguing that acceptance of pro-life Democrats ultimately serves pro-abortion interests.

Pelosi referenced her endorsement of Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, a pro-life Democrat who warded off pro-abortion primary challenger Marie Newman in March. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee refused to endorse Lipinski.  Some pro-life figures and groups like the Susan B. Anthony List supported Lipinski as a “pro-life hero,” but Pelosi suggested that Lipinski’s victory would ultimately help a pro-abortion majority retake the U.S. House of Representatives.

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VIDEO: Alfie Evans’ father: ‘Look at this smile! We’re asking to go home.’

VIDEO: Alfie Evans’ father: ‘Look at this smile! We’re asking to go home.’

The parents of Alfie Evans will today meet with doctors of Alder Hey hospital and they are asking to take their child home.

"Some people are saying it’s a miracle. It’s not a miracle. It’s a misdiagnosis. There’s no miracle about this. I’ve had a feeling about Alfie’s condition for a long time now … he’s been off the ventilator for three and there’s been no deterioration. He hasn’t awoken, he’s still a little bit weak, but what we ask for is to go home to sustain his life because there have been no neurological assessments here. There’s been no immediate care for him. It’s just nurses sitting outside the room and leaving us in the room to do what we do. What we do now, we can do at home,” Tom Evans said.




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April 25, 2018

Alfie Evans forced to remain in UK hospital, judge rules against separate appeals from both parents


At a hearing held today at 2:15 p.m. at the London Court of Appeal, Lord Justice Andrew Mcfarlane, Lord Justice Peter Coulson and Lady Justice Eleanor King rejected an appeal to allow Alfie Evan’s parents to take him to Italy, upholding Justice Anthony Hayden’s earlier ruling not to allow the child’s parents to seek care abroad.

According to SkyNews reporter, Dan Whitehead, who was in the courtroom, the lawyer representing Thomas Evans, Paul Diamond of the Christian Legal Centre, told the court an Italian military air ambulance was on standby at the request of Pope Francis. In response, Lord Justice McFarlane said that authorities in Italy and the Vatican have “no jurisdiction” over decisions about Alfie. He described Thomas Evans’ religious views “plain, brave, unflinching and unstinting.”

It is still unknown if Alfie will be allowed to go home.

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The heartbreaking consequences of abortion in China and India


China and India are notorious for their cultural preference for boys. Because of this, abortion has become a valuable tool to help commit gendercide. In China, a One-Child Policy led millions upon millions of baby girls to be aborted, and caused horrific human rights abuses. In India, a baby is aborted every two seconds, many of them girls.

Now, the results are being keenly felt. In China and India, men now outnumber women by 70 million.

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Alfie Evans’ dad may prosecute doctors for ‘conspiring to murder son’


Thomas Evans, Alfie’s father, sought to prosecute three doctors for conspiracy to murder his son, it was revealed in court today.

Thomas Evans has also written on Facebook that if Alfie dies, “I will instruct lawyers to start private prosecution of every single person who helps to make that happen.”

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VIDEO: Alfie Evans now being fed, Court to hear parents’ appeal to take child to Italy

Alfie Evans now being fed, Court to hear parents’ appeal to take child to Italy

The parents of Alfie Evans will today challenge a High Court ruling that prevents them from taking their son to Italy for further care.

A spokesman for the Christian Legal Centre, the lawyers representing the family, said the Court of Appeal has agreed to hold a hearing this afternoon at 2 PM, as to whether parents Thomas Evans and Kate James can transport heir son abroad to receive treatment.



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April 24, 2018

Alfie Evans being ‘starved’ to death by hospital, dad claims

Alfie Evans being ‘starved’ to death by hospital, dad claim

UK toddler Alfie Evans is being starved to death by the hospital looking after him, the boy’s father Tom confirmed.

The 23-month-old is now approaching 24 hours since being removed from his ventilator. Tom says his son is still fighting, but he needs food.



Alfie Evans being ‘starved’ to death by hospital, dad claim

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