Equal Rights Amendment

Equal Rights Amendment Update
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

November 22, 2016

New national poll shows overwhelming support for Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

A nationwide telephone poll take Election Day by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend for the Susan B. Anthony List found almost two-thirds support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—well more than double those who opposed.

Sixty-four percent were in favor to only 28% who were opposed.

Among his commitments to pro-lifers, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to sign the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

The House of Representatives passed the measure on May 13, 2015, by a vote of 242-184.

This legislation is based on a model bill originated by NRLC in 2010, which has since been enacted in 14 states.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act extends general protection to unborn children who are at least 20 weeks beyond fertilization (which is equivalent to 22 weeks of pregnancy — about the start of the sixth month).

Click here for more from National Right to Life.