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

October 6, 2016

Pence's clear stand on abortion issue draws accolades from pro-life leaders

Reaction to Gov. Mike Pence's outspoken offense on the Clinton-Kaine effort to increase the number of abortions in American continues to come in. Pence - who is Donald Trump's vice-presidential running mate - made his position clear Monday night during the VP debate when he said:

But what I can’t understand is with Hillary Clinton, and now Senator Kaine at her side, is to support a practice like partial birth abortion. I mean, to hold to the view – and I know Senator Kaine, you hold pro-life views personally – but the very idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still have their life taken from them is just anathema to me. I can’t conscience about a party that supports that.  And I know [Sen. Kaine has] historically opposed taxpayer funding of abortion, but Hillary Clinton wants to repeal the longstanding provision in the law where we said we wouldn't use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.

More and more young people today are embracing life because we know we’re better for it. Like Mother Teresa said at that famous national prayer breakfast: Bring the children. Let’s welcome the children into our world.

A society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable: the aged, the infirmed, the disabled and the unborn. I believe it with all my heart that I couldn’t be more proud to be standing with a pro-life candidate in Donald Trump.

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