Illinois Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment


On April 11, 2018 the Illinois Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment as Senate Joint Resolution Constitution Amendment 4 (SJRCA4). The fight now goes to the House.

Eight Republican Senators voted for the ERA. Pro-life Illinoisans deserve political leaders who will clearly commit to the protection of innocent unborn children, and who will follow through on that commitment.

While we are disappointed with all 43 Senators who voted for abortion, we are gravely disturbed by those who solicited pro-life support and presented themselves as pro-life but voted for the ERA. Their vote was a vote in opposition to life and will not be ignored. The Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC, Illinois Citizens for Life PAC, Illinois Family Action PAC, Illinois Family PAC, and Lake County Life PAC will not endorse or support any legislator that casts a vote for such a sweeping pro-abortion piece of legislation as the ERA. Click here for more

September 26, 2014

Abortion advocate Gloria Steinem in town to launch "Women for Quinn" coalition

6a00d834515c5469e201b7c6e35285970b-450wi1960s abortion right activist Gloria Steinem in town for Pat Quinn Friday

Friday, the Illinois Republican Party pointed to Quinn's slim lead among women as the reason Governor Quinn is finally announcing his "Women for Quinn" coalition with the help of 60s radical leftist Gloria Steinem.

"The  most recent poll on the governor's race shows Governor Quinn trailing Bruce Rauner 41%-44% overall and holding a slim 2% point lead among women," the IL GOP press release said Friday. "Seeing these numbers is clearly taking its toll on the Governor, who today, just 39 days from Election Day, is forced to finally launch his Women for Quinn coalition."

Quinn's people say the governor "has been a strong champion for women, from leading initiatives to strengthen(ing) pay equity to signing laws to prevent domestic violence."

Bruce Rauner has "no social agenda," and his Women for Rauner coalition includes pro-abortion Republican women such as former Lt Governor Corrine Woods and former State Rep. Elizabeth Coulson, as well as pro-life women Republican National Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte, State Rep. Jil Tracy, Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen's wife Sarah and Rauner's running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti.

Ultimately, Quinn's failures will be his downfall, and women will make it happen November 4th, the IL GOP says.

"Governor Quinn is desperate to get women back in his column, but it’s simply not going to work," said Jayme Odom, Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party. "Women and all Illinoisans can see that he's broken every promise he's made, from jobs, to education, to public safety and child welfare. That's why, on Election Day, we're finally going to hold him accountable for his failures."