Governor Rauner Signs Pro-Abortion HB40

UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th.   It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...

December 21, 2016

Court Victory for Illinois Pro-Lifers

A Rockford, Illinois judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday to protect Aid for Women from an egregious law, SB 1564, which would force pregnancy help centers and pro-life doctors to promote abortions!

As many of you who have been following the situation know, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law the notorious Senate Bill 1564. This legislation tries to gut the conscience rights that were formerly protected by the Illinois Healthcare Right of Conscience Act, and the freedoms of speech and religion guaranteed under the First Amendment. Aid for Women and women throughout our State are harmed by this legislation. The law tells us that, if we do not perform abortions, we have only three options: either we must refer for an abortion, or transfer our client to an abortionist, or provide a list of abortionists to the client.

But today’s injunction is only preliminary. Our fight for our conscience rights, the lives of the unborn, and the best interest of women will press on.

Source: Aid for Women