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

April 26, 2016

Life Legal Files New Motions in Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

Life Legal has filed two new motions in the case of Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and David Daleiden. In addition, six amicus—or "friend of the court"—briefs were submitted on behalf of Daleiden in the National Abortion Federation's lawsuit against CMP. A seventh, neutral, brief filed by a diverse group of constitutional scholars discusses the critical First Amendment issues at play.

The amicus briefs were provided by the following organizations: American Catholic Lawyers Association, Charlotte Lozier Institute, Justice and Freedom Fund, the law firm of Peace | Crowell, the Attorney Generals of 14 states, and several Members of Congress.

The briefs cover a diverse range of issues, including the American public's "unfettered right in our society to have access to important information about controversial matters," such as abortion. Judge William Orrick of the US District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted NAF's request for an injunction to prohibit public access to hundreds of hours of video evidence of NAF's trafficking in fetal body parts.

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