NO ABORTION FUNDING IN THE BUDGET
Open Letter to the Illinois General Assembly
May 24th, 2018
On September 28, 2017, Governor Rauner signed into law House Bill 40, which authorizes the use of taxpayer funds for abortions through Medicaid and state employee health insurance. This new mandate is not eligible for reimbursement by the federal government, putting the entire cost on Illinois taxpayers.
House Bill 40 did not contain an appropriation; therefore, funding for elective abortions will come out of state Medicaid and health insurance funding.
No one knows how many more abortions there will be due to House Bill 40, but no matter the number, the principle is the same: our state tax dollars should not go to pay for abortion. You have the opportunity to ensure that no taxpayer money is used to end the life of any unborn child.
We are asking all members of the Illinois General Assembly to refuse to provide the means for House Bill 40 to accomplish its deadly consequences by including language in annual appropriations denying the use of tax dollars for elective abortions.
Due to our less-restrictive laws, in 2016 there was a 40 percent increase in the number of people coming to Illinois from out-of-state to undergo an abortion, forcing Illinois taxpayers not only to pay for abortions of Illinois citizens but of those from out-of-state. House Bill 40 will accelerate this trend.
Please work with us to protect taxpayers and unborn children.
Robert Gilligan, Executive Director
Catholic Conference of Illinois
Dawn Behnke, President
Illinois Federation For Right to Life
Eric Scheidler, Executive Director
Pro-Life Action League
Mary Kate Knorr, Executive Director
Ralph Rivera, Legislative Chairman
Illinois Right to Life Action
Bonnie Quirke, President
Lake County Right to Life
May 29, 2015
Endorsement of Darin LaHood for the 18th Congressional District
The Illinois Federation for Right to Life Federal Political Action Committee (IFRL-PAC) and the Illinois Citizens for Life Federal Political Action Committee (ICL-PAC) announce their joint endorsement of Darin LaHood for the nomination as Republican candidate for the 18th Congressional District in the Special Primary Election to be held on July 7, 2015.
The protection of the lives of conceived yet unborn children of Illinois and the nation is the foundation upon which we build all other rights. If we do not restore and maintain protection of the Right to Life for the weakest and most helpless members of our society, we ourselves become endangered.
The Illinois Federation for Right to Life Federal PAC and the Illinois Citizens for Life Federal PAC are pleased to announce their endorsement of Darin LaHood as Republican Candidate for the 18th Congressional District. Not only has Mr. LaHood expressed a desire to protect unborn children but he has also indicated his support for those who are endangered at the end of life.
Dawn Behnke – IFRL – 217-544-9700
Ralph Rivera – ICL - 773-392-8680