Illinois Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment

ERA PASSED THE ILLINOIS SENATE

On April 11, 2018 the Illinois Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment as Senate Joint Resolution Constitution Amendment 4 (SJRCA4). The fight now goes to the House.

Eight Republican Senators voted for the ERA. Pro-life Illinoisans deserve political leaders who will clearly commit to the protection of innocent unborn children, and who will follow through on that commitment.

While we are disappointed with all 43 Senators who voted for abortion, we are gravely disturbed by those who solicited pro-life support and presented themselves as pro-life but voted for the ERA. Their vote was a vote in opposition to life and will not be ignored. The Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC, Illinois Citizens for Life PAC, Illinois Family Action PAC, Illinois Family PAC, and Lake County Life PAC will not endorse or support any legislator that casts a vote for such a sweeping pro-abortion piece of legislation as the ERA. Click here for more

May 4, 2016

Recycled pro-abortion talking points don’t change the truth of fetal pain

There are certain “givens” that pro-abortionists will defend with the unborn child’s dying breath. They constitute such a key component of the pro-abortion narrative that there is no amount of evidence that can be allowed to cast even the slightest doubt on their authenticity.

Such is fetal pain—the capacity of the unborn child to experience unfathomable agony as she is ripped apart. That cannot be true lest that “tissue” or that “pregnancy” or that “uterine content” take on human qualities that gives pause to all but the hardest heart.

Of course it is true; it is just an inconvenient truth for the Abortion Industry. National Right to Life has produced model legislation that is on the books in thirteen states—The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. (The bill has been introduced in other states as well.) It has also passed the U.S. House of Representatives before being waylaid by pro-abortion Democrats in the Senate.

In a word, the law forbids such brutal inhumanity by extending general protection to unborn children who are at least 20 weeks beyond fertilization (which is equivalent to 22 weeks of pregnancy — about the start of the sixth month).

It is ethically and strategically an approach that public opinion polls show a sturdy majority of the public agrees with.

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