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Illinois Bishops Warn Against Extreme Abortion Legislation

Read Illinois Bishops' Statement here.


Horrific anti-life legislation has been entered in Illinois!

Unborn Children & Their Families Need You.

Prayer: Please pray for the safety of the unborn and their families, and the conversion of hearts for all elected officials so that they might advocate for life. Ask the Lord how He is calling you to pray, fast and act.


Action Part 1: Call and email House and Senate lawmakers urge them to vote "no" on House Bills 2467, Senate Bill 1594, House Bill 2495 & Senate Bill 1942. Work to spread the action alert at your parish, among your family and friends. 


                                                                        Action Alert:  

Abortion Legislation has entered the Illinois Legislature. Four dangerous bills were filed on February 13th.

House Bill 2467 & Senate Bill 1594:

  • Repeals Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act

This current law requires a parent or legal guardian be notified when a minor seeks an abortion. It includes a waiver for children who have been physically or sexually abused. The law was passed in 1995 but not implemented until 2013, when the Illinois Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in favor of it. 

House Bill 2495 & Senate Bill 1942:

  • Repeal the current state ban on partial-birth abortions.
  • Defines abortion as a fundamental right.
  • Removes abortion clinics from regulations for serious medical procedures.
  • Removes the requirement that only doctors can perform abortions.
  • We are studying the bill for further impact. 

Use the pre-composed emails to contact your state House and Senate lawmakers and urge them to vote "no" on HB 2467, SB 1594, HB 2495 & SB 1942.




Action Part 2:  Register for Life Advocacy Day in Springfield on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The Joliet Diocese, Archdiocese of Chicago and Catholic Conference of Illinois will work together to meet with legislators in Illinois. Invite your friends to come. Click here to register.


Click here to print flyer.

Don't know what to say during a meeting? The Catholic Conference will provide a briefing with information, maps, and answer questions. Remember, unborn children and their families need you! Take courage; God is with you. We are here to walk with you too.


Action Part 3: Spread the Word at your local parish. Encourage parishioners to participate in Life Advocacy Day on April 3rd, engage in the Action Alert, share the Bishops' Statement, and use the bulletin inserts below.


            BULLETIN INSERTS are available in ENGLISH, SPANISH, and POLISH


Action Part 4: Stay tuned for additional ways to advocate. Additional materials are in the works. Call us at (815) 221-6254 with ways the Holy Spirit may inspire you.


If you or someone you know if suffering after an abortion, confidential help is available by calling 888-456-HOPE.

Visit hopeafterabortion.com to learn more. 


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