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Dear Pro-Family Friends,
Illinois State Representative Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) has been under attack by pro-abortion groups for her chief sponsorship of HB 3156 — a bill to require abortion clinics that function under the Illinois Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act to comply with the same standards as all ambulatory surgical treatment centers (ASTCs). Recently, abortion-rights promoters planned to picket her office in Naperville for sponsoring HB 3156.
The reason for the bill is that under a federal court settlement known as the Ragsdale Settlement and named after a Rockford abortionist, abortion clinics were not required to meet the same standards for safety, sanitation, infectious disease control as are all other ASTCs such as outpatient eye surgery or foot surgery centers. Why should the health and safety of women seeking abortions be at greater risk due to lower standards for safety and sanitation than that of other patients in Illinois?
Representative Senger eagerly accepted sponsorship at the request of pro-life organizations. It was decided that HB 3156 would be introduced this year after a Grand Jury investigation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania found that an abortionist allegedly caused the death of one woman and who used scissors to kill seven infants who survived abortions. Investigators found that this abortion clinic was filthy and had not been inspected since 1993.
Take ACTION: Contact Representative Senger and thank her for taking a strong stand to protect women in Illinois from inadequate medical standards. Call her district office at (630) 219-3090.
David E. Smith