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

April 11, 2018

Tammy Duckworth becomes first senator to give birth while in office

Tammy Duckworth becomes first senator to give birth while in office

The office of Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth made a joyous announcement Monday: Duckworth has given birth to a healthy baby girl. “Bryan, Abigail and I couldn’t be happier to welcome little Maile Pearl as the newest addition to our family and we’re deeply honored that our good friend Senator (Daniel) Akaka was able to bless her name for us — his help in naming both of our daughters means he will always be with us,” she said in a statement. Duckworth will reportedly be taking 12 weeks of maternity leave in Washington, D.C., so she can be available to vote if necessary.

While the birth of Duckworth’s daughter is wonderful news, it is worth pointing out that Duckworth is an ardent supporter of abortion. This is problematic, because as Duckworth herself shows, women are very capable of overcoming the challenges that may come with that pregnancy. For Duckworth, her challenges were numerous: her political career, her disability, her age. All of these are factors that can make pregnancy more difficult. But Duckworth was able to rise above them.

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