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

June 23, 2017

U.S. opposes abortion language at UN

United States Mission Geneva
The United States rejected a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution today because it included the sanctioning of abortion. The decision was praised by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), an international non-governmental organization working to secure human rights for all human beings.

Today’s statement marks the first time since the inception of MCCL GO that the U.S. delegation to the UN Human Rights Council has spoken against a resolution endorsing abortion rights.

“MCCL is encouraged by the Trump administration’s support of the right to life of unborn children,” says Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of MCCL GO. “There is no right to abortion under international law. In fact, a foundational document of the UN, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, explicitly protects the right to life.”

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