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 25, 2015

Speaker Boehner Resigns

In a surprise move, House Speaker John Boehner has announced that he will retire at the end of October. Citing division in the Republican caucus as we head into the final phase of debates over funding the government, Boehner was having difficulty keeping confidence in his leadership because of division on Planned Parenthood funding.

"Speaker Boehner has a golden opportunity to do the country and preborn babies a favor by leading the charge to not allow one penny of our tax dollars to go to Planned Parenthood.  He can unite his party and save children at the same time." -- Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Created Equal

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition makes the following statement:

"Speaker Boehner was moved to tears yesterday when Pope Francis spoke before a joint session of congress.  A powerful part of the Popes message was to protect life at all stages of development.  The pro-life community calls upon Speaker Boehner to embrace those words and to give assurances that Planned Parenthood will not get one penny of tax payer money.  This is an historic moment for our nation and for congress and we pray after the Popes inspiring words that congress would work to ensure that the most defenseless in our society are protected and not give 520 million to the largest abortion provider in the world.  Simply stated, we cannot follow the Popes message of love and justice for all and fund Planned Parenthood."

Click here for the originating article from Christian Newswire.