May 10, 2018
ILLINOIS RATIFIES THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
The vote taken shortly after 8pm on May 30th ratified the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois. The vote was 72-45. This leaves just one more state to ratify the ERA and amend the U.S. Constitution and is one more step to further endangering the unborn.
Leading pro-abortion groups – including NARAL, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood -- have strongly urged state courts to construe state ERAs, containing language virtually identical to the language of the 1972 federal ERA proposal, to invalidate laws that treat abortion differently from other “medical procedures,” including laws restricting tax-funding of abortion and laws requiring parental notification or consent for minors’ abortions.