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

January 5, 2015

Planned Parenthood: More Dead Children, More Money


"For decades now, Planned Parenthood has operated the most proficient killing machine in the United States," said Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of the Planned Parenthood watchdog organization Life Decisions International (LDI). "And the machine continues to be oiled by American taxpayers."

In a new report released by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the group confesses to having slaughtered 327,653 preborn children in 2013, generating an estimated $140 million; a figure closely mirroring 2012. Only 1,880 PPFA customers were referred to adoption agencies (down some 17%).

In FY 2013-2014, PPFA generated nearly $1.3 billion (nearly 7.4 percent more than in FY 2012-2013). PPFA's income included a hefty check from American taxpayers. In FY 2013-2014, government funding exceeded $528.4 million (41% of PPFA's entire budget).

This "not-for-profit" ends every fiscal year with millions of dollars in "excess revenue over expenses," which is also known by another name — "profit." The "excess" for FY 2013-2014 alone was a whopping $127.1 million, a staggering 118% jump from FY 2012-2013. Still, PPFA often make wild claims whenever a corporation, organization or government entity chooses to eliminate or cut funding. (Since the FY2000-2001, PPFA has had a total "excess" of nearly $1 billion.)

Scott said PPFA's greatest ally has always been public ignorance of its agenda and activities. "The Pro-Life Movement can be proud for its ongoing efforts to expose PPFA's agenda. The more public 'black eyes' the group receives, the harder it will be for it to get away with lying to and bullying the American people."

In a related matter, LDI announced that, so far, at least 313 corporations have agreed to stop funding Planned Parenthood, which has kept more than $42 million out of PPFA coffers. The most recent addition to LDI's list of boycott targets is Expedia (Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Trivago.com, Venere.com, CarRentals.com, etc.).

Contact: Life Decisions International