We are pleased to report that Illinois Family Institute, along with three other Christian organizations, filed an amicus brief this week to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in the case of June Medical Service, LLC v. Gee. The brief supports a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of the clinic.
Last month, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee made it clear that it is specifically coming after your Illinois Family Institute. Led by some of the country's most liberal and political activists, members of the Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on "How the Tax Code Subsidizes Hate" for the purpose of stripping certain Christian groups of its tax-exempt status.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged American Family Association, Brandon Wolf, Darin LaHood, Equality Florida, Eugene Volokh, First Amendment, Glenn Greenwald, HOW THE TAX CODE SUBSIDIZES HATE, Murtaza Hussain, Obergefelle, SCOTUS, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee
With a vote of 237 to 189, the U.S. House voted yesterday to pass H.R. 36, the 20-week ban on abortion. The official title of this important legislation is the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," which restricts most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, with limited exceptions. It also specifies that any baby born alive in the process of an abortion should be given the same care as a baby born prematurely.
In light of the possibility that Governor Bruce Rauner may renege on his commitment to veto HB 40—the bill that would require taxpayer-funding of abortions through Medicaid and state employee insurance plans through the entire 9 months of pregnancies—and the moral gravity of such an obscene (and costly) requirement, Illinois Family Institute Executive Director David Smith sent a letter to Illinois’ Republican congressmen requesting their help in persuading Governor Rauner to veto HB 40.
Posted in Illinois Politics, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Adam Kinzinger, Bruce Rauner, Darin LaHood, HB 40, John Shimkus, Mike Bost, Peter Roskam, Randy Hultgren, Rodney Davis, taxpayer-funding of abortions
Thousands gathered at Federal Plaza in Chicago on Sunday, January 15, 2017 to stand for LIFE! Pro-life speakers at the march included Pat McCaskey of the Chicago Bears, three representatives from Congress, an abortion survivor, religious leaders, and pro-life students! We got news coverage on Chicago’s WGN TV News and local CBS TV News! More news coverage is likely to follow.
Overcoming Pro-choice Protesters
There was a pro-choice protest of the march, but pro-life marchers FAR outnumbered them! The march officially started at 2 pm, but the protesters scheduled their protest to start at 1 pm to deceptively make …
Blue, blue California is not just an entity unto itself. As many have opined, as goes California, so goes the nation.
In their arrogance–or is it “pride”–California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has defied “the Hyde/Weldon amendments approved by the U.S. Congresses and leaders of both parties every year since 2004 by mandating “coverage of all elective abortions in all health plans under its jurisdiction.”
The Hyde Amendment (original amendment passed 9/30/76) “is a legislative provision barring the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortion unless the pregnancy arises from incest, rape, or to save the life …
Posted in Federal, Religious Liberty, Sanctity of Life
Tagged abotion, Dan Lipinski, Darin LaHood, James Lankford, John Fleming, Peter Roskam, Randy Hultgren, Sylvia Burwell, The Conscience Protection Act, The Hyde Amendment, The Weldon Amendments
The race for the 18th Congressional will be held on September 10th. Republican Darin LaHood and Democrat Rob Mellon are the two nominees running against each another in this special election to replace the seat once held by Aaron Schock, who resigned in March. Schock is involved in a federal investigation for criminal campaign spending.
Last night the two candidates vying for this vacant seat debated some of the issues. Moderators included State Journal-Register political writer Bernard Schoenburg, WMAY news director Jim Leach and Peoria Journal Star political writer Chris Kaergard. You can watch the full one hour …
You can find them in gas stations, golf courses, restaurants, liquor stores and even a TV repair shop. More than 19,000 video gambling machines had spread across the state by the end of 2014, turning thousands of businesses and other establishments into what one lawmaker calls “mini casinos.” Now, he’s trying to curb the trend.
State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap), wants to place new limits on which establishments can have video gambling machines in Illinois...
On Friday, May 17th, the bill to legalize marijuana as "medicine" was debated on the Illinois Senate floor and then passed by a vote of 35-21. This 200+ bill (HB 1) was sponsored by State Senator William Haine (D-Alton), and co-sponsored by Senators Linda Holmes (D-Aurora), Iris Martinez (D-Chicago), and William Delgado (D-Chicago).
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Bill Cunningham, Darin LaHood, Dave Syverson, Iris Martinez, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Jim Oberweis, Julie Morrison, Klye McCarter, Linda Holmes, Napoleon Harris, Patrick Quinn, Tim Bivins, William Delgado