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

November 1, 2016

VIDEO: Donald Trump explains to EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo his journey to becoming Pro-Life

Raymond Arroyo interview on EWTN with Donald Trump
Raymond Arroyo interview on EWTN with Donald Trump
You can watch the exclusive interview Donald Trump gave to Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) host Raymond Arroyo here.

You can also read the full transcript at the National Catholic Register.

Here are a few highlights of a genuinely fascinating interview which aired on the Oct. 27 episode of EWTN’s “The World Over.” For single-issue pro-lifers, the first query that Trump responded to was to reiterate that he would nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.

For newcomers, or those who haven’t heard Trump talk about his pro-life conversion, Trump tells Arroyo that there wasn’t a moment that changed his thinking and his heart on abortion.

Well, there are a number of moments, but one was a couple that I know very, very well — and you had a strong pro-life [person] and you had a strong pro-choice [person], and they argued over [the pregnancy]. … The mother was pregnant. They argued over the child. One, I won’t get into specifics. …But one wanted to abort. And the other said, “We can’t do that. We’re not going to do that.” Anyway, they had the baby. It was a long time ago. And the baby is such a magnificent person, who I know, a magnificent person. And the person that was actually pro-choice is now pro-life because of it, and it had a big effect on me. But I’ve seen other examples similar to that; but I’ve seen other examples, so …

Arroyo interjects, “So, it was a personal change for you?” and Trump responds

It is a personal change. And, you know, Ronald Reagan made that personal change, too. Many people have made the personal change. I mean, some make the personal change the other way, also. … But I made the personal change, and I’m very happy with it.



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