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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

July 4, 2016

Activists: Pro-abortion propaganda should be withdrawn

A 2005 study suggested a 20-week baby in the womb cannot feel pain. That research has been cited time and time again by abortion supporters fighting against bills that would ban abortions 20 weeks into a pregnancy and beyond. In contrast, reliable research starting in 2007 demonstrated preborn babies can feel pain at that stage, if not before.

Mary Spaulding Balch of the National Right to Life Committee draws a comparison.

"For instance, they say that the prior studies indicated that the pain center for a human being is in the cerebral cortex," she shares. "But what these newer studies are showing is that that's not the case – that the pain center is really in the thalamus. So when you look at an unborn child, the unborn child's thalamus is there before the cortex is complete."

Balch, Mary Spaulding (NRLC)On a simpler level, Balch says doctors validated the latter findings while doing surgery to correct problems on a baby in the womb without anesthesia for the child.

"The baby's stress level increased. The baby pulled away from the painful stimuli," she describes. "The baby did everything that you and I would do if we were feeling pain."

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