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

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Activists: Pro-abortion propaganda should be withdrawn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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