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Illinois Bishops Warn Against Extreme Abortion Legislation

Read Illinois Bishops' Statement here.

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Horrific anti-life legislation has been entered in Illinois!

Unborn Children & Their Families Need You.

 

Bishop Conlon's Audio Message for Masses:

Listen in English

Listen in Spanish

 

Press Conference of the Illinois Bishops can be viewed here.

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.

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.

 

TAKE ACTION TODAY BY PHONE & EMAIL - CLICK HERE FOR COMPOSED GUIDES

Action Part 2: Spread the Word at your local parish. Encourage parishioners to 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 3: Over 500 people from the Joliet Diocese joined Bishop R. Daniel Conlon in Springfield for Life Advocacy Day on April 3. To view Catholic Conference of Illinois video of the day click here. 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.