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

November 9, 2017

Illinois taxpayers, but not health care carriers, will pay for elective abortions in 2018

Taxpayer Funded Abortions
Taxpayers in Illinois will be paying for elective abortions for expectant mothers on Medicaid and employed by the state - but private companies in Illinois will not be offering the same coverage, a new study on Illinois programs said Wednesday.

Family Research Council released a study of the health care coverage being offered throughout the states as they pertained to elective abortions. Here's what they and the Charlotte Lozier Institute found about Illinois' programs:

    Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (12): No plans cover elective abortion (2018 plan documents).

2. Celtic Insurance Company (9): No plans cover elective abortion (2018 plan documents).

3. Cigna Healthcare of Illinois Inc. (5): No plans cover elective abortion (2018 plan documents).

4. Health Alliance Medical Plans Inc. (61): No plans cover elective abortion (2018 rep. communication).

5. *Highmark BCBSD Inc. (7): No plans cover elective abortion (2018 plan documents).

There are a total of 5 insurance carriers being offered on the Illinois exchange in 2018.  Highmark is new to the Illinois marketplace in 2018 while Humana is the only insurance carrier to leave the Illinois marketplace. In 2017, all 61 plans did not cover elective abortion. In 2018, all 94 plans will not cover elective abortion, a 33 plan increase in insurance options.

For more about Illinois and other states, see "Abortion in Obamacare" HERE.

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