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 20, 2015

Pro-life rally at Illinois capitol features "abortion abolitionist" Andy Moore


SPRINGFIELD, IL - Sunday afternoon at the Illinois State Capitol, Americans United for Life's Andy Moore started his keynote remarks explaining why he's pro-life:

"I was 14-years-old. I was in a van heading out into the countryside. My friend Josh lived an hour out from my hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. Josh’s dad was driving. I was going to spend the weekend at their farm - go shooting, play at the river, and just catch up with my friend.

I was aware that Mark, Josh’s dad, had been active in the pro-life movement in the 80s and 90s. He would protest outside the abortion facility in Christchurch and had been arrested for peaceful civil disobedience on multiple occasions.

Suddenly Mark pointed to the left. "See that building?"

He told me, “That’s the crematorium where they burn the bodies of the babies killed by abortion.”
Up until this point, I had been only vaguely aware of abortion. I knew very little about it though. Mark was the only person I knew who had ever done anything to try to stop it.

But now the victim had become real and tangible to me. It struck me in that moment that - if they have to burn the bodies -- that must mean there are actual little bodies, right? Broken bodies of the babies killed by abortion.

Until this time abortion had been an abstract term for me. But it wasn’t until I was able to grasp the humanity of the victim of abortion that I finally woke up to a realization of what was going on.
Good afternoon. My name is Andy Moore, and I am an abortion abolitionist."

Moore, who lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and two sons, is nationally-renowed prolife blogger Jill Stanek's son-in-law. He was the guest of Springfield's Right to Life group at an event commemorating the 42nd anniversary of Roe vs Wade decision legalizing abortion in America.