As of this writing, 85 national and state organizations—including the Illinois Family Institute (IFI)—have signed a letter written by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and sent to U. S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on July 26, 2022, denouncing the ironically named “Respect for Marriage Act” (H.R. 8404) and urging him and U.S. Senate colleagues to reject it.
Posted in Federal, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Adam Kinzinger, Darrell Issa, Elise Stefanik, H.R. 8404, Lee Zeldin, Liz Cheney, Respect for Marriage Act, Rodney Davis, Susan Collins, Tom Emmer
Since the unconstitutional Roe was overturned, leftists have been roiling in rage at the thought that states are now free to enact the will of the people with regard to killing humans in the womb. In his concurrence, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued that three other Supreme Court cases should be revisited in that they too lacked constitutional grounding—an argument made also by the esteemed Antonin Scalia and Robert Bork.
Posted in Federal, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Adam Kinzinger, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Darrell Issa, Defense of Marriage Act, Elise Stefanik, H.R. 8404, Lee Zeldin, Liz Cheney, Obergefell, Respect for Marriage Act, Robert Bork, Rodney Davis, Roe v. Wade, Tom Emmer
The growth of the federal government’s power over the last two years is problematic. Increasingly lawmakers are using the pandemic as an excuse to control every aspect of their citizens’ lives. It now seems that they want to further control and surveillance the health records of their citizens. The US House of Representatives passed HR 550, the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021, on November 30, 2021. The bill is a complex idea that will create a network of computers and databases capable of further tracking immunization for the local, state, and federal governments.
On September 23rd, 135 weak-kneed Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined the ranks of progressive Democrats when they voted to put our young women in potentially serious harm’s way. The overall vote was 316 to 113 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.
On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 224 to 206 to pass the so-called "Equality Act" (H.R. 5), which would enshrine “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as legally protected classes in a myriad of federal laws. The vote fell along party lines, with only three Republicans voting with the Democratic majority, and two Republicans not voting.
Posted in Federal, Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Adam Kinzinger, Bill Foster, Bobby Rush, Brad Schneider, Brian Fitzpatrick, Cheri Bustos, Chuy Garcia, Danny Davis, Daren LaHood, Equality Act, H.R. 5, Jan Schakowsky, John Katko, Lauren Underwood, Marie Newman, Mary Miller, Mike Bost, Mike Quigley, Robin Kelly, Rodney Davis, Sean Casten, Tom Reed
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.
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
This week, U.S. Representatives Peter Roskam (R-West Chicago), Randy Hultgren (R-Campton Hills), Daniel Lipinski (D-Chicago), Mike Bost (R-Belleville), Rodney Davis (R-Decatur), and John Shimkus (R-Effingham), joined dozens of their colleagues in the U.S. Congress in calling for an investigation into the shocking revelations that a top Planned Parenthood executive was caught on video discussing dismembering babies and selling their body parts.
(Read more: Click HERE to read Laurie Higgin’s article.)
This recently released video exposes Dr. Deborah Nucatola, a Planned Parenthood executive, negotiating with tissue brokers to determine what organs they would like to “procure” and offering ways to alter …
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report revealing that 1,036 plans in Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act) health insurance exchanges are paying for elective abortions. In other words, U.S. taxpayers are paying for surgical and chemical abortions under Obamacare.
The audit found that in five states all health insurance exchange plans included elective abortion coverage. In another eight states, 95 to 100 percent of the plans paid for elective abortions.
President Barack Obama had promised that no federal dollars would be used to underwrite abortion coverage. He even issued an executive order to that effect …
Posted in Federal, Sanctity of Life
Tagged Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger, Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, Casey Mattox, Christopher Smith, Daniel Lipinski, Harry Reid, John Shimkus, ObamaCare, Peter Roskam, Randy Hultgren, Rodney Davis, Steve Scalise