Articles by Fran Eaton
It’s Time for American Christians to Stand With the Persecuted
By Fran Eaton   |   04.22.15
Over this past weekend, Christians were shot and killed, beheaded and drowned because they refused to abandon their faith in the face of venom-filled Muslim jihadists. In one case, twelve Christians were thrown overboard to their deaths in the Mediterranean...
Medical Personnel’s Religious Freedoms Threatened by Illinois Senate Bill
By Fran Eaton   |   03.12.15
Illinois doctors, nurses and medical personnel could be forced to make ethical choices between serving God and obeying the State with a bill being considered in the Illinois Senate. Imagine for an instance that you’re a neurologist, and a patient...
U.S. House Votes to Repeal ObamaCare Again
By Fran Eaton   |   02.04.15
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 239-186 to repeal Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act with no Democrat votes in support. Three Illinois Republicans sent out explanations for their votes immediately after casting them. Illinois U.S. Representative Bob Dold (IL-10) was...
Illinois’ Shrinking Birthrate Adds to State’s Decline
By Fran Eaton   |   01.22.15
In 2000, the U.S. Census showed Illinois with 12,419,293 residents. Ten years later, the number of Illinois residents had grown by 411,339 to 12,830,632. The latest estimate for July 2014 is 12,880,580 – four years, and the amount of growth...
Sparing 18,000 Babies’ Pain and Suffering
By Fran Eaton   |   01.16.15
Every year in America, more than 18,000 perfectly healthy babies – developed enough to feel pain and, in many cases, survive outside the womb – are brutally killed in their mother’s wombs. Eighteen thousand.  Can you imagine the public outrage...
“Black Lives Matter” … or do they?
By Fran Eaton   |   12.17.14
Anyone browsing social media or watching network news is likely to be familiar with #BlackLivesMatter, #ICantBreathe or #HandsupWalkOut. They are terms that express the angst fueling a continuing clash between minority protesters and law enforcement after the tragic deaths of...
Tax Dollars Doubled for Vasectomies and IUD’s
By Fran Eaton   |   09.09.14
On September 15, 2014, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) will close public comment period on a proposed policy that will increase the state’s Medicaid coverage of long-term birth control. Despite a deepening state budget crisis, Governor...
Grandmas and Ex-Porn Addicts Ban Together to Fight a Common Enemy
By Fran Eaton   |   11.02.13
Concerned grandmas and old-fashioned church ladies are locking arms with a growing group of young men plagued with erectile dysfunction.  Yes, you read that correctly.  This eyebrow-raising army is taking different approaches to fight a common enemy: pornography.  Gone are...
Like It or Not, Politics and Religion Are Now Inseparable
By Fran Eaton   |   10.19.13
Every day there’s more evidence that Judeo-Christian beliefs are no longer welcomed in the public square or in public policy discussions.  The argument is that politics is no place for religion, and religion is no place for politics. But suffocating...
Working Overtime to Usurp Parental Rights
By Fran Eaton   |   10.03.13
The Illinois General Assembly overwhelmingly agreed this spring that it should be illegal for any minor 17 years or younger to use a tanning bed in Illinois, even if their parents approve. Why? Tanning beds can overexpose sensitive skin to...
Time for Parents to Talk to Each Other – and Their Lawmakers
By Fran Eaton   |   09.12.13
Twelve year old Kristin had a secret she wanted to keep from her parents. They just wouldn’t understand if she told them about what she and a 17 year-old neighbor had been doing before their parents got home from work. ...
Latinos Stand for One-Man, One-Woman Marriage in Aurora
By Fran Eaton   |   04.23.13
AURORA – Saturday in front of State Rep Linda Chapa-Lavia’s downtown Aurora office, demonstrators from both sides of the gay marriage debate expressed their views. Rep Chapa-Lavia, a Democrat, is one of the few House members that has not made...
Marriage on Front Lines in Aurora
By Fran Eaton   |   04.23.13
AURORA – The debate over legalizing gay marriage in Illinois was in full force in downtown Aurora Saturday morning, when traditional marriage advocates and gay marriage activists stood side by side in front of State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia’s (D-Aurora)...
Marriage is Key to a Fiscally-Sound Future for Illinois
By Fran Eaton   |   09.19.12
The controversy over Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47 percent dependent on government coffers continues to heat up, with political pundits stunned that anyone running for president could be so insensitive.  “There are 47 percent who are with [Obama], who...
Are Opposite-Sex Partners Using Civil Unions to Scam the Pension System?
By Fran Eaton   |   02.16.12
Civil unions aren’t just for same sex couples, a Decatur Herald-Review story fittingly points out on Valentine’s Day, there are a growing number of opposite sex Illinois couples opting for civil unions over marriage. And it’s not so much about...

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