Open Letter to the Illinois General Assembly
May 24th, 2018

On September 28, 2017, Governor Rauner signed into law House Bill 40, which authorizes the use of taxpayer funds for abortions through Medicaid and state employee health insurance. This new mandate is not eligible for reimbursement by the federal government, putting the entire cost on Illinois taxpayers.

House Bill 40 did not contain an appropriation; therefore, funding for elective abortions will come out of state Medicaid and health insurance funding.

No one knows how many more abortions there will be due to House Bill 40, but no matter the number, the principle is the same: our state tax dollars should not go to pay for abortion. You have the opportunity to ensure that no taxpayer money is used to end the life of any unborn child.

We are asking all members of the Illinois General Assembly to refuse to provide the means for House Bill 40 to accomplish its deadly consequences by including language in annual appropriations denying the use of tax dollars for elective abortions.

Due to our less-restrictive laws, in 2016 there was a 40 percent increase in the number of people coming to Illinois from out-of-state to undergo an abortion, forcing Illinois taxpayers not only to pay for abortions of Illinois citizens but of those from out-of-state. House Bill 40 will accelerate this trend.

Please work with us to protect taxpayers and unborn children.
Robert Gilligan, Executive Director
Catholic Conference of Illinois

Dawn Behnke, President
Illinois Federation For Right to Life

Eric Scheidler, Executive Director
Pro-Life Action League

Mary Kate Knorr, Executive Director
Ralph Rivera, Legislative Chairman
Illinois Right to Life Action

Bonnie Quirke, President
Lake County Right to Life

May 14, 2018

Planned Parenthood’s ex-CEO says pro-lifers are lying lawbreakers. She must be confused.

Planned Parenthood’s ex-CEO says pro-lifers are lying lawbreakers. She must be confused.

Cecile Richards Planned Parenthood ex-CEO, recently interviewed with Amanda Marcotte for Salon. The puff piece was filled with Planned Parenthood propaganda, such as how the aborted baby parts scandal — in which the abortion chain illegally sold the body parts of preborn babies they aborted — was a hoax and a lie (which is, of course, false). But perhaps the most laughable statement is where Richards attempted to smear her opposition as liars and cheaters.

“I think that one of the things that I see on the right is they are so much more willing to lie, cheat, steal, deceive, break the law — tactics that frankly we don’t use in the progressive community,” Richards said, apparently with a straight face. “I do think that they have that advantage. The other is, they’ve got a lot of money. People who really probably could care less about the issue, but have complete focus on undermining any progressive institution that has either capacity or political power.”

Really, REALLY?!?!

It would be hilarious if she weren’t so serious. Money? Law-breaking? Lying? Deception? These are all things that fit squarely with Planned Parenthood’s modus operandi.

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