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 26, 2016

All charges dropped against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt

Vindication is sweet, especially when a wrongfully accused defendant, in this case David Daleiden, bucks the system rather than accept a plea bargain.

According to the Houston Chronicle, prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney’s office dropped all charges again Daleiden and Sandra Merritt before the pair could pursue their legal motion to quash the charges at a hearing this morning.

Daleiden and Merritt were charged with crimes as serious as they were bogus—tampering with a government record (for using false identification to gain access to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast), a felony with a possible jail term of 20 years. Daleiden was also charged with a misdemeanor–soliciting the sale of fetal tissue. Harris County Court at Law Judge Diane Bull dismissed the latter on June 14.

This morning Daleiden characterized the dismissal as “a resounding vindication of the First Amendment rights of all citizen journalists, and also a clear warning to any of Planned Parenthood’s political cronies who would attack whistleblowers to protect Planned Parenthood from scrutiny.” He added, “Planned Parenthood tried to collude with public officials to manipulate the legal process to their own benefit, and they failed.”

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