Equal Rights Amendment
Equal Rights Amendment UpdateWe are happy to report that the ERA was not called for a vote this week. Thank you for all your hard work to contact your legislators and reach out to others to engage their help on this important issue. Your efforts combined with divine intervention kept the ERA from moving forward. Your voices were truly heard in Springfield this week!
The resolution to ratify the ERA still remains on the table and can still be voted on, but the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House will not meet again until mid January 2018. Click here for more
June 4, 2015
Senator Graham to reintroduce Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in U.S. Senate!
This bill would extend general protection to unborn children nationwide beginning at 20 weeks fetal age, based on congressional recognition that by this point in development, if not earlier, the unborn child is capable of experiencing pain.The bill is based on model legislation developed by National Right to Life, already enacted in 11 states. On May 13, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) by a vote of 242-184.
It is easy for you to send email messages to your two U.S. senators, urging them to sign on as original Senate cosponsors of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Just use our "Take Action" link, enter your zip code, and you will be taken to a page that shows you the names of your two U.S. senators, along with a suggested message (you can modify the suggested message however you see fit). Be sure that you enter your contact information in the places provided, so that your senators' offices will recognize that the communication comes from a constituent, and so that you can receive a reply from the senator(s).
For access to extensive documentation regarding the pain capacity of unborn children and related subjects, click here.