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

March 13, 2015

National Survey of Prolife Pregnancy Centers Shows Major Influence of Ultrasound on a Mother’s Choice for Life

The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), a national legal network of prolife pregnancy centers, has unveiled the results of a survey of its medical members indicating the powerful and effective impact of ultrasound upon an abortion-minded patient empowering her to choose life.

NIFLA has a membership of more than 1,350 pregnancy resource centers, of which 1050 currently operate as medical clinics providing ultrasound confirmation of pregnancy to patients who are abortion-minded or abortion-vulnerable. NIFLA’s medical clinics were asked to report the number of ultrasounds provided in 2013 to such abortion-at-risk patients and what percentage of such patients decided against abortion and for life.

Four-hundred and ten (410) of NIFLA’s medical membership (less than one-half) reported providing 75,318 ultrasound confirmations of pregnancy in 2013 on patients identified as either abortion-minded or abortion-vulnerable. Of these abortion at risk patients, 58,634 chose to carry to term, indicating that 78% of those mothers who saw an ultrasound image of their unborn child before deciding about abortion chose life.

When asked whether ultrasound confirmation of pregnancy has a positive impact upon a mother considering abortion to choose life 83.5% said “Absolutely,” 15.76% said “More than likely,” and 0.74% said, “Only a small impact.”

“These results show conclusively what we have known for many years. When a prolife pregnancy center becomes a medical clinic and provides ultrasound confirmation of pregnancy the vast majority of patients receiving such services will choose life,” said attorney Thomas Glessner, President of NIFLA.

“Planned Parenthood has tried over the years to downplay the significance of ultrasound examinations for a pregnant mother considering abortion,” continued Glessner. “However, the results of this survey, which is the largest national sampling to date on this issue, conclusively show that when a mother considering abortion sees an ultrasound image of her baby she will, more than likely choose life.”

Glessner also noted that the sampling was from less than one-half of NIFLA’s current medical membership. NIFLA will be conducting this survey on an annual basis.

Source: National Institute of Family and Life Advocates Press Release