July 6, 2022

IL Sen Feigenholtz Posts Image Demonizing Catholics after Dobbs Ruling

Illinois state Sen. Sara Feigenholtz (D-6) is facing criticism for an image she posted on Facebook after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month.

The image, which she used as her profile picture on Facebook for a short time, shows the Catholic pope holding a gun to the head of a pregnant Lady Liberty. While Feigenholtz did remove the image, she never issued an apology to Catholics or pro-lifers. Instead, she gave a statement encouraging women from across the country to come to Illinois for abortion:
“An extremist minority of anti-choice officials have pushed anti-abortion rhetoric with the end goal of overturning Roe v. Wade. This has been their strategy for 50 years; this has always been their endgame.

“Fortunately, Illinois was prepared. We passed HB40 and the Reproductive Health Act, which removed outdated laws enshrined in statute by anti-choice zealots and made Illinois a beacon for reproductive rights. As a result, Illinois is now ready to welcome those that need reproductive healthcare.”

It should go without saying that the pro-life movement strives to save lives. We do this not only by fighting against abortion; but also by creating a culture of life that supports women during pregnancy. Through her temporary profile picture and rhetoric demonizing "anti-choice zealots," Feigenholtz only encourages hateful conduct toward Catholics and pro-life advocates.