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Pro-life advocate Chris Iverson noted this fact in an article here at IFI recently:
The U.S. abortion rate is the lowest in recorded history! The Guttmacher Institute found that there were 14.6 abortions for every 1,000 women aged 15-44 in 2014. That’s lower than the abortion rate in 1973 (when the Roe v. Wade case was decided) and every year since then.
Republicans in Washington, D.C. are taking steps to defund Planned Parenthood and prevent the use of federal taxdollars for abortions.
Illinois Democrats are going in the opposite direction. State Representative Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) has re-introduced legislation that would …
Join the IFI Team and many other great pro-life advocates at the annual SpeakOut Illinois Conference. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, January 31st at Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont.
The theme this year is “LIFE: Worth Fighting For.”
This year’s keynote speaker will be Professor Robert P. George of Princeton University.
Professor George lectures on constitutional law, civil liberties, and philosophy of law at Princeton University, where he is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence. George also serves as the director of Princeton’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
Come hear this well …
There are three weeks left before our state lawmakers adjourn for the summer. Please contact your state representative today and ask him/her to vote NO on SB 3076.
Legislation known as Physician Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) would legalize a troubling end-of-life directive to be honored in health care facilities. When signed by a designated healthcare professional, the POLST document dictates whether to withhold or administer certain forms of medical treatment and care.
The bill, SB 3076, would change the POLST form from requiring a physician’s signature to requiring the signature of a “practitioner.” This means that …
On Friday afternoon, the Illinois State Senate Executive Committee heard testimony on Senator Heather Steans‘ “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act” (HB 4963). With nine Democrats and 6 Republicans on this committee, the bill easily passed out of the committee by a vote of 8 to 5.
The hearing included emotionally manipulative testimonies from a self-identifying lesbian mom and a PFLAG parent, two liberal clergy members, and Laura E. Berk, Professor of Psychology at Illinois State University. Testifying in favor of natural marriage include Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Rev. Bob Vanden Bosch and Ralph …