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

May 14, 2015

Democrat Lipinski, Republican Dold vote against their parties' abortion positions

Wednesday, the U.S. House voted 242-184 to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks in the womb - a stage at which medical evidence shows unborn babies feel pain. All Democrat members of the Illinois delegation - except Dan Lipinski (IL-03) - opposed the measure. All Republicans members from Illinois, except the 10th District's Robert Dold, supported HB 36. “As a pro-choice representative for the 10th District, I have a clear record of supporting women’s choice in healthcare decisions, and this bill fails to protect those choices," Dold said in a statement issued after the vote.

Downstate Congressman John Shimkus said allowing babies to be aborted after 20 weeks is immoral. “The U.S. is one of only seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks,” said Shimkus. “That’s not only immoral, but science now tells us that such late term abortions are painful to babies who are increasingly able to survive premature birth.”

No vote has been scheduled in the U.S. Senate, and President Obama promises to veto the measure if it comes to his desk.

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