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 17, 2016

The racial targeting of abortion

Decades after the Civil War, America continues to deal with race relations. Joe Langfeld of Human Life Alliance tells OneNewsNow that one of the new beginnings in that arena occurred 62 years ago – on May 17, 1954 – when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered an end to segregation in public schools when it ruled in Brown v. Board of Education.

"And [even now] we're still dealing with the issues of difficulties in race relations," Langfeld shares. "In terms of abortion, African-Americans by far have more abortions than any other segment of the U.S. population."

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Guttmacher Institute, more than 30 percent of the nation's abortions occur in the black population – which is estimated at 13 percent of the total population. Similarly, Hispanics comprise about 15 percent of the population, yet have 25 percent of the abortions.

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