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Just in time for LGBTQ Pride Month, the Illinois Senate passed House Bill 2590 requiring county clerks to issue new marriage certificates upon request to reflect legal name changes for transgender and non-binary individuals. It passed by a vote of 82 to 28 in the House on April 22, 2021 and by a vote of 49 to 5 in the Illinois Senate on May 28, 2021.
State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago), the sponsor of the bill, also sponsored Senate Bill 139 which passed in both the Illinois House and Illinois Senate a few weeks earlier and allows the removal of …
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 …
If you have been reading our material over the past several years, you know that IFI is a favorite target of the Left.
Apparently, even the Christmas holiday season cannot temper their hatred of our pro-life and pro-family message.
Last week, a Mr. Reed McCann visited the Facebook page for Illinois Family Institute and left an angry and hateful review and a comment in which he expressed his desire that God kill all of us:
Laurie did a great job trying to reason with Reed, but he decided to take it to an unacceptable level by threatening IFI’s staff with …
In 1975, Illinois adopted language declaring the state’s intent to “protect the right to life of the unborn child” by prohibiting abortion. Now, an Illinois politician plans to introduce legislation to reverse that pro-life language. It’s not clear that this has any real world impact. The same politician is pushing another bill we previously covered to force Illinois taxpayers to pay for abortions under Medicaid and to include abortion coverage in state worker’s insurance plans.
Here’s the background. The U.S. Supreme Court prohibits “we the people” from legally protecting pre-viable humans from abortion. Illinois’ law protects unborn humans from abortion …
State Representative Scott Drury (D-Highwood) wrote this to a constituent who opposes HB 4013*, the bill that would remove all restrictions on taxpayer-funded abortions:
Thank you for your email. As a devoted husband and father of two children, I have a deep understanding of how rewarding parenting can be. However, not every pregnancy is planned or desired. It is, therefore, vital that all women have access to safe reproductive health care without government interference. Should the legislation you reference be called for a vote, I will support it.
Very truly yours,
Scott R. Drury
As indicated by the …
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 …
Lawmakers in the Illinois House, most if not all knowing little or nothing about medicine or disease, may be voting to legalize so-called marijuana as “medicine” in Illinois on Wednesday.
This bill allows a “qualified” patient to have 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 14 days (183 joints, 13 per day). Even the most experienced user smokes an average of three or four joints a day, potentially allowing the surplus to be sold on the streets. Moreover, “medical” marijuana laws normalize marijuana use, which significantly decreases the perception of harm especially among adolescents and teens.
“The key to it is medical
Much to the chagrin of Bible-believing Americans, President Barack Obama officially proclaimed June “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month” month.
In Chicago, as in many other big cities in America, pandering politicians and so-called “news” organizations quickly line up to show their approval and support for those who identify themselves by their sexual behavior. Specifically, they march in Chicago’s “Gay Pride” Parade. This year, the parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 27 at noon in the Lakeview neighborhood.
Please note the public officials and the government agencies that are participating in this event: each entry costs taxpayers $175 plus …