Equal Rights Amendment

Equal Rights Amendment Update
We 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

September 21, 2015

ACTION ALERT - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

U.S. Senate to vote Sept. 22 on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will force a Senate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) on Tuesday, September 22.

This legislation 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 during an abortion.

The legislation is based on an NRLC-originated model bill that has been enacted in 12 states.

H.R. 36 already passed the House of Representatives on May 13, 2015, by a vote of 242-184.  H.R. 36 is nearly identical to a Senate companion bill, S. 1553, sponsored by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC)

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