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

December 12, 2016

Three more strong pro-lifers join incoming Trump Administration

In the past two days, Pro-Life President-elect Donald Trump has added three more strong pro-life figures to his administration.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The latest is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wa.) as Interior Secretary, according to multiple media outlets. She joins Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who will be the ambassador to China, and Andy Puzder, who will head the Department of Labor.

McMorris Rodgers is a five-term representative with a 100% record on votes recorded by National Right to Life. She is chair of the House GOP Conference.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad
As a six-term governor Branstad “is the longest-serving in American history, and his state voted for Trump by the largest margin for a Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1980,” the Washington Post reported.

Andy Puzder
Andy Puzder

Puzder, chief executive of the company that runs fast-food giants Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, is well-known to veteran pro-lifers in Missouri. In a 1984 article he co-authored for the Stetson Law Journal, Puzder proposed the Legislature pass a law defining life as beginning at conception in non-abortion contexts.

That article became the basis for one of the provisions passed in HB 1596 in the Missouri General Assembly (section 1.205) in 1986. That provision was then upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989 in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.

It has been cited numerous times in Missouri court cases in upholding up convictions for manslaughter/murder of an unborn child, as well as wrongful death actions for the killing of an unborn child.

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