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 23, 2015

Important vote to defund Planned Parenthood this holiday season

Passage in the Senate of a reconciliation bill to defund Planned Parenthood could depend on input from voters.

Already passed in the House, the bill is to be considered in the Senate next. Dr. David O'Steen, executive director of the National Right to Life Committee, tells OneNewsNow that a crucial part of the bill is language that would lead to defunding the majority of Planned Parenthood's funds from the federal government.

“If passed and signed by President Obama, whom we know is very pro-abortion and pro-Planned Parenthood, it would defund about 89 percent of the money Planned Parenthood gets through the federal government,” he explains. “And it is the intention of Senator Mitch McConnell [R-Kentucky] to have the bill go to the floor with the defund Planned Parenthood language.”

There will be an effort to strip the language from the reconciliation bill, a measure that would require only 51 votes to pass, so O'Steen suggests that voters call their two senators with a strong message.

Click here for the originating article from OneNewsNow.