Equal Rights Amendment
Equal Rights Amendment UpdateWe 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
August 14, 2017
China continues coercive family-planning measures, despite end of ‘one-child’ policy
A PRI investigation discovered that coercive family-planning measures remain in place, with government officials becoming even draconian in some parts of the country. “We have found evidence that China’s two-child policy in some parts of the country is being even more rigorously enforced than the one-child policy,” said PRI President Steven W. Mosher.
Couples are required to obtain permits from the government before having a 2nd child. Regulations in some jurisdictions require women to wait a specified number of years after childbirth before becoming pregnant with a 2nd child. “If they catch you pregnant with an illegal child, they take everything you have,” reported one woman who went into hiding because of an “illegal” pregnancy.
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