May 11, 2020

ACLJ Submits FOIA Request to Illinois Asking Why Elective Abortions were Exempted from Surgery Restrictions

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The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the state of Illinois to find out why elective abortions were exempted from any restrictions on elective surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fulfillment of this request would expose any collaboration between pro-abortion organizations and decision-making officials.

An excerpt from the ACLJ's FOIA request states:
"The Request is made by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) on behalf of itself and more than 137,000 of its members (nearly 4,000 of whom reside in Illinois) who have signed a petition to ban elective abortions during the pandemic and who object to, and demand accountability for, the inclusion of reproductive healthcare providers in Executive Order 2020-10, which will allow abortion during a pandemic, while all other elective procedures are halted. 
To summarize, this Request seeks records regarding communications concerning Executive Order 2020-10 between Governor JB Pritzer and/or Lt. Governor Julianna Stratton (or their staff), and the Illinois state legislature, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois  Attorney General, Illinois NARAL, Personal PAC, and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action.  This Request also seeks any other records of which the Executive Offices or the Department of Public Health are custodians which concern the inclusion of reproductive healthcare providers in Executive Order 2020-10."
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