Illinois Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment

ERA PASSED THE ILLINOIS SENATE

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

December 29, 2014

Illinois Employers to provide special accommodations for pregnant women January 1st


Beginning next Thursday, Illinois employers will need to accommodate pregnant women working for them with work rules and special considerations.

Starting January 1, workplace provisions for women expecting babies will include limits on heavy lifting and assistance in manual labor; access to places to sit; more frequent restroom breaks; time off to recover from childbirth; and private break space for breast-feeding and expressing breast milk.

These new state rules are in addition to federal mandates requiring employers to provide for fulltime workers health care insurance that covers birth control, abortion and sterilization.

Public Act 98-1050, sponsored by State Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-Chicago) and State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights), and signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn in August, requires employers to provide what the General Assembly considers "reasonable accommodations and safe working conditions for expectant mothers so that they can continue working without fear of endangering their health or the health of the child."

The Illinois Department of Health Resources has a poster summarizing requirements of the new law, including the right to be free from unlawful discrimination and information on how to file a discrimination charge, which is to be downloadable from the IDHR website at www.Illinois.gov/IDHR 

Source: Illinois Review