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

February 29, 2016

USA House Members Send Letter to Top UN Human Rights Official, ‘Abortion is Not the Answer to Zika’

50 Members of the US House of Representatives sent a letter initiated by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Tx.) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein expressing concern for the High Commissioner’s recent statement ‘Upholding women’s human rights essential to Zika response’ which appears to call on Zika-affected countries to change laws against abortion.

The Member letter asks the top United Nations human rights official to “immediately clarify your statements to make clear that you and the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights are not calling for changes to laws protecting the human rights of unborn children, and particularly unborn children with disabilities in countries affected by the Zika virus.”

The Members of Congress emphasized the need for governments to determine the best policies on how to stop the spread of the virus and opposed the promotion of abortion generated by an unconfirmed link to microcephaly in unborn children...

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