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Illinois Federation for Right to Life Statement on the passage of SB25

The passage of SB25 is a wake-up call for all individuals in the State of Illinois who believe in the sanctity life.  This extreme legis...

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Amended SB 25 Illinois Reproductive Act

Senate Bill 25 amended by the House to contain the pro-abortion language of the Reproductive Health Act that lays the foundation to repeal Parental Notification passed the House on May 28th with the vote of 64 to 50 with 4 present. SB 25 now passed the Senate concurrence during the late hours of the night on May 31st with a 34-20 vote with 3 voting present. Now on to the Governor's desk.  More to come.


Discharge Petition
Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act 
(H.R. 962)


House Republican Whip Steve Scalise has indicated that a discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962, sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner) will be filed on April 2nd, during that day’s first vote series. 

A discharge petition is a tool that the minority can use to force a vote in the House of Representatives if it is signed by a majority of members in the House (218).   With all 197 Republicans signing, 21 Democrat signatures are also needed to discharge the Born-Alive Act.  Democrat Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) have already co-sponsored the underlying bill.  Discharge petitions do not expire during the 116th Congress.







This is the Senate's version of HB2467.

SB 1594 passed Senate Public Health Committee  with a vote of  8 to 4 and is now on the Senate Floor in Second Reading.

Contact your Senator, urge them to vote NO on SB1594.


If SB1594 becomes law it would repeal the Parental Notification of Abortion Act of 1995 which...


        -Is constitutional per the Illinois Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 

        -Mandates notification of a parent, grandparent or legal guardian when a minor seeks an abortion
       
        -Provides a judicial waiver of notice for minors that are victims of physical or sexual abuse
       
        -Has caused a decline in minor abortions by 57% from 2013 when first enforced to 2017 according to the Illinois Department of Public Health statistics (adults declined 15%)

        -Has not triggered any reported incidents of abuse or neglect of a minor as a result of notification to the minor’s parent.

Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky all have parental involvement laws.  If the Parental Notification Act of 1995 is repealed Illinois will become the Midwest go-to-state for minors to obtain a secret abortion.

The Illinois Federation for Right to Life put forth a lot of time and effort and was instrumental along with other pro-life organizations in Illinois to pass Parental Notification.  This bill has saved countless lives of babies and teen girls.  Underage teens may not have all the information on making life or death decisions nor may not be aware of the effects that an abortion will have on her body or her emotional and mental state.  

We can't remove this important protection that was once approved of in Illinois.  The Moms and Dads in Illinois do not deserve to have their parental rights undermined by their government nor teens lives endangered.

Contact your Senator, urge them to vote NO on SB1594



STOP House Bill 2467
A Repeal of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act
An attack on Illinois Families


If HB2467 becomes law it would repeal the Parental Notification of Abortion Act of 1995.

The Act:

        -Is constitutional per the Illinois Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

        -Mandates notification of a parent, grandparent or legal guardian when a minor seeks an abortion
       
        -Provides a judicial waiver of notice for minors that are victims of physical or sexual abuse
       
        -Has caused a decline in minor abortions by 55% from 2013 when first enforced to 2017 according to the Illinois Department of Public Health statistics (adults declined 15%)

        -Has not triggered any reported incidents of abuse or neglect of a minor as a result of notification to the minor’s parent.

The Moms and Dads in Illinois do not deserve to have their parental rights undermined by their government. 

Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky all have parental involvement laws.  If the Parental Notification Act of 1995 is repealed Illinois will become the Midwest go-to-state for minors to obtain a secret abortion. 



This bill is currently in the Rules Committee.  No hearings are scheduled as of this time.

ACTION:

Contact your state Representative and urge them to vote NO on HB2467.  Click here to find information on how to contact your representative.



STOP HB2495
“The Reproductive Health Act”
An unprecedented assault on the unborn



If passed the Act would: 

          -Establish abortion as a fundamental right
         
          -Establish that a “fetus” does not have independent rights under the laws of the State of Illinois
         
          -Allow for abortions for any reason throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy up to the moment of birth
         
          -Allow non-physicians to perform chemical and surgical abortions
         
          -Remove the requirement of the presence of a second physician to provide treatment for a baby who survives the abortion
         
          -Remove licensing requirements and standards for abortion clinics
         
          -Eliminate restrictions on where abortions may be performed
         
          -Remove penalties for performing an abortion on a woman known not to be pregnant
         
          -Undermine Rights of Conscience for medical institutions and professionals
         
          -Allows DCFS to use public funds to pay for abortions
         
          -Mandate insurance coverage for abortions in any health insurance plan that provides pregnancy related benefits including churches and religious organizations without deductible, co-insurance or co-payment

          Among other things



This bill is currently in the Rules Committee.  No hearings are scheduled as of this time.

ACTION:

Contact your state Representative and urge them to vote NO on HB2495.  Click here to find information on how to contact your representative.

It is working! All of the phone calls, all of the witness slips, and all of the grassroots pro-life work taking place in communities all over Illinois is what is keeping our legislators from moving on these bills.

Please keep working on them. Let's keep up the momentum.