On Tuesday, February 12, the ACLU held a press conference about two bills being introduced in the Illinois General Assembly to dramatically expand abortion in the State of Illinois.
Among other provisions, these bills would repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act and force Illinoisans to pay for abortions through their private health care plans.
In response, Pro-Life Action League executive director Eric Scheidler issued the following statement:
Illinois is already the abortion capital of the Midwest. But that’s not enough for Governor Pritzker: he want’s to make Illinois the abortion capital of the United States.
Illinois parents will be shocked to learn that Pritzker, acting on behalf of Planned Parenthood, wants to keep them from knowing if their 13-year-old daughters get abortions.
Illinois families will be horrified to contemplate the barbaric practice of partial birth abortion—that Governor Pritzker wants to legalize in our state—in which a partially delivered child’s brains are suctioned out of its skull to collapse it and complete the procedure.
Illinois taxpayers and businesses, already required to pay for public aid abortions, would be forced into even further personal involvement with abortion through their private insurance plans.
Meanwhile, the most vulnerable members of the human family, our unborn brothers and sisters, are to be treated as medical waste. And the door is opened wide for the likes of Kermit Gosnell to prey upon women in unregulated clinics.
Illinois voters are not going to stand for this kind of sweeping expansion of abortion in our state. We will defeat these bills, which are so offensive to the values of Illinois families.