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

March 7, 2017

Teen Vogue’s Disturbing Detour to Slam Pregnancy Centers Accidentally Promotes Them

Lindsay Johnson is charged with suffocating her newborn son to death in April, 2016.
Lindsay Johnson is charged with suffocating her newborn
“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Those words, originally attributed to Winston Churchill, were followed in a surprising way this weekend by Teen Vogue, which went out of its way to exploit a tragic story to disparage the life-saving work of pregnancy centers.

Covering the heartbreaking case of Lindsay Johnson, a 20-year-old former college student charged with suffocating her newborn child last April, Teen Vogue updated its young readers on Johnson’s upcoming day in court, before taking an off-the-wall turn to promote Planned Parenthood’s abortion business and tear into pregnancy centers.

In reality, neither Planned Parenthood nor a pregnancy center seem to be involved in any way with Johnson’s story. That fact makes the following sentences feel a little more than out of place:

From the search history that law officials found in Lindsay’s computer, it’s clear that the former student felt that she had limited options. But it’s important to know that there are a lot of resources out there for dealing with pregnancy. Planned Parenthood is a great place to start, and their website alone offers a vast amount of information about pregnancy and safe abortion procedures. There’s even an entire section of their website dedicated to teens.

It’s also important to avoid Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), which scare women away from making their own decision by providing false information. CPCs masquerade themselves as health clinics, and sometimes offer free pregnancy testing and counseling in order to attract patients.

Johnson would more than likely have found the resources and compassionate support she needed to not only carry her baby to term, but embrace motherhood for her newborn son had she found a local pregnancy center. …

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