Committee Passes Illinois FOCA Bill 5-2

Illinois CapitolThis morning, the Illinois House of Representatives Human Services Committee passed HB6205, the Illinois FOCA, on a vote of 5-2. Alicia Torres of the Archdiocese of Chicago Respect Life Office live-tweeted the hearing this morning and broke the disappointing news.

I don’t have information on who our two pro-life, pro-family, pro-sanity votes were, but I assume one of them was Republican Patricia R. Bellock, who raised numerous objections to the bill during the hearing. More details to come soon.

What this means is that the Illinois pro-life community must step up pressure on the entire House. Alicia reported that many Representatives attended the hearing. They’re clearly interested in this bill, which means they all need to hear from us again. And again. And again.

Get talking points and contact links for your State Rep here.

(Cross-posted at StopIllinoisFOCA.com.)

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