NO ABORTION FUNDING IN THE BUDGET

NO ABORTION FUNDING IN THE BUDGET

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

November 30, 2015

7 of 10 abortion recipients claim to be Christians

Besides divulging that the vast majority of abortion recipients claim to be Christians, LifeWay Research also divulged last week in their study sponsored by the pregnancy support organization, Care Net, that 40 percent of women who reported having abortions indicated that they frequently attended church when they terminated their pregnancies.

Despite their church attendance during the time of their abortions, approximately half of the frequent churchgoing women who had abortions responded that they didn’t tell other church members about their abortions and kept their pregnancies secret.

Lifeway found that 43 percent of women who had abortions reported to have attended church at the time at least once a month during the interval of time that they terminated the lives of their preborn babies. Furthermore, it was reported that 20 percent of the more than 1,000 women surveyed who had abortions said that they went to church at least once a week when they terminated their first pregnancy. In addition, six percent indicated that they attended church two or more times per week, with 54 percent responding that rarely went to church or never went to service at all.

Click here for the origination article from OneNewsNow.