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

January 9, 2017

Pro-Life, Pro-Family Coalition Urges Illinois House to Reject Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Speak Out Illinois, a coalition of pro-life and pro-family organizations across the state, today urged lawmakers in the Illinois House to reject legislation allowing taxpayer money to be used for abortions.
 
House Bill 4013 lifts the current prohibition on state workers' health insurance plans from paying for elective abortions, as well as the prohibition on using public money to pay for elective abortions for Medicaid patients. The legislation also allows taxpayer-funded grants to be distributed to organizations that recommend and perform abortions, such as Planned Parenthood.
 
HB 4013 earlier this month was moved by House leaders into a status that allows it to be voted on at any time. "This legislation is a slap in the face to Illinois taxpayers by forcing them to support abortion no matter their personal beliefs," said John Kirkwood, Co-Director of Speak Out Illinois.
 
Ann Scheidler, Co-Director of the organization, criticized lawmakers for the legislative maneuver. "Lawmakers are not doing the will of the people with such tactics," Scheidler said.
 
Taxpayer funding of Abortion is completely objectionable and should never be considered in any bill.