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 14, 2016

Pro-lifers to mark Planned Parenthood's 100 years with candlelight vigil

Saturday, October 15, 2016, the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League will host a candlelight prayer vigil at the Aurora Planned Parenthood, marking the abortion providers' 100th year.

Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, noted the significance of the abortion giant’s anniversary, saying, “This month Planned Parenthood turns 100. That’s 100 years of preying on our families, polluting our culture, and, since 1970, killing our children by the millions. As they hold big fundraisers to celebrate this shameful milestone, those that value human life will unite to pray for an end to this organization that has done so much to destroy American families.”

Saturday's event will recognize Planned Parenthood's October 1916 founding by birth control activist and sex educator Margaret Sanger. While organized decades before, the first Planned Parenthood abortion was performed three years before the practice was legalized with the Supreme Court's Roe vs Wade decision. To date, Planned Parenthood has provided roughly 7.3 million abortions, currently adding over 320,000 to that total every year, cornering nearly one third of the U.S. abortion market.

The Aurora candlelight vigil - to begin at 6:00 PM Saturday - is one of 120 pro-life events in the United States marking the 100th anniversary of the abortion giant.

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