Former Illinois state senator Daniel Biss recently guest-hosted a culturally regressive radio program titled “Live, Local & Progressive” in which he sought to draw attention to yet another God-forsaken executive order (2019-11) from Illinois’ morally bankrupt governor, J.B. Pritzker, which was signed “shortly before the Pride parade.” The executive order establishes a 25-member “Affirming and Inclusive Task Force,” essentially to use government schools to advance the ideology and goals of the “trans” cult.
Lest anyone think the task force will be ideologically balanced between those who believe biological sex matters when it comes to, for …
Posted in Education, Sexuality
Tagged Affirming and Inclusive Task Force, Daniel Biss, Equality Illinois, Illinois Human Rights Act, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, J.B. Pritzker, Juliet Berger-White, Live, Local & Progressive, Nat Duran, Nicki Bazer, Pride parade, The Center on Halsted
This afternoon, the Illinois House took up this SB 1564, debated and passed this ominous new mandate by a vote of 61-54. We are asking for a flood of calls to the Governor's office, asking him to VETO this terrible legislation: (217) 782-0244 or (312) 814-2121
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Barbara Wheeler, Bruce Rauner, C.D. Davidsmeyer, Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Daniel Biss, Illinois Healthcare Right of Conscience Act, Jeanne Ives, Margo McDermed, Peter Breen, Robyn Gabel, SB 1564, Sheri Jesiel
Illinoisans might think that state lawmakers elected to fix the mess they created would be drowning in real work with nary a moment to surface for air. Allow me to disabuse you of that quaint, naïve notion.
Our “progressive” lawmakers have found time—actually a fair amount of time—to write, assign to a committee, discuss, and now reassign to another committee a resolution the likes of which I’ve never seen.
“Progressives” have written a partisan resolution specifically to express their self-righteous disapproval of a law passed by citizens in two states halfway across the country. You heard that right. Our “progressive” …
Yesterday afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 34-19-1 to pass HB 217, a bill that will censor professional therapits who want to help children who suffer from unwanted same-sex attraction disorder. Republican State Senators Christine Radogno (Lemont) and Chris Nybo (Hinsdale) voted with the majority of Democrats to pass this tyrannical legislation. Five state senators did not vote, while State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) voted present -- which is as good as a "no" vote.
Posted in How Did They Vote, Illinois Politics
Tagged Bruce Rauner, Chris Nybo, Christine Radogno, conversion therapy, Dale Righter, Daniel Biss, HB 217, Jim Oberweis, Kelly Cassidy, reparative therapy, Sam McCann, Tim Bivins
Sunday’s Chicago Tribune article, “State bill seeks to mandate disclosure,” is terribly misleading. It implies SB 1564 merely requires a healthcare provider to disclose that she has a conscientious objection, that the bill is simply about not having patients be “blind-sided” that a Catholic hospital/provider doesn’t perform abortions, elective sterilizations, etc. The bill does not require mere transparency about objections, but creates new obligations for healthcare providers, including pregnancy resource centers that offer women alternatives to abortion, to promote and participate in conscience-violating activities.
Earlier this year, State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) introduced SB 1564 to radically alter the Illinois Healthcare Right of Conscience Act -- an Act that allows medical personnel & health care facilities to avoid participating in morally dubious medical procedures such as abortion, sterilization & certain end-of-life care.
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 comes to you for help with painful, paralyzing, never-ending headaches. You do everything you can to help him, but after months of experimental drug concoctions and nutritional experiments, the headaches worsen. Depressed and distraught, the patient decides he wants to end it all. He wants you to help him end his agony once and for all.
As a doctor, you’ve …
Posted in Illinois Politics, Religious Liberty
Tagged Daniel Biss, Heather A. Steans, Iris Y. Martinez, Julie A. Morrison, Kimberly A. Lightford, Linda Holmes, Michael Noland, SB 1564, Thomas Brechja, Toi W. Hutchinson, William Delgado