After the state of Illinois legalized infanticide, abortion activists cheered , as they could now kill more preborn babies, and ‘thanks’ to the work of the previous governor of Illinois, could force taxpayers to pay for it too.
But a handful of pro-life legislators aren’t going to let them off the hook, and are introducing a series of pro-life bills to, at a minimum, call attention to the extremism of the recently passed Reproductive Health Act.
The Kane County Reporter notes, “Veteran state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is among a group of GOP lawmakers introducing House Bill 3850 that would repeal the Reproductive Health Act recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Known as the Heartbeat Bill, House Bill 3850 would create the Illinois Abortion Law of 2019 and include the provisions of the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 before its repeal, as well as provisions that define “viability” as including when the unborn child has a fetal heartbeat, and defines “fetal heartbeat” as the cardiac activity or the steady and repetitive rhythmic contraction of the fetal heart. It would also create the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2019 and the Abortion Performance Refusal Act of 2019, containing the provisions of both acts before their repeal, along with amending additional acts by restoring their original language.”
Even if the legislation does not pass, it is important in forcing legislators to acknowledge what they probably don’t want to acknowledge.
In fact, the legislation they are introducing is actually in line with mainstream views on abortion. According to a recent poll by our Institute for Pro-Life Advancement:
7 of 10 Millennials support limits on abortion through specific policies like parental notification, limiting abortions later in pregnancy like at 5 months of pregnancy, and opposition to government funding of abortion.
Only 7 percent shared the position of the Democratic Party Platform – abortion without any exceptions and funded by tax dollars.
More Millennials than not support Roe’s reversal. Asked directly about support for overturning Roe and returning abortion to the states, 41 percent supported Roe’s reversal.
65 percent of Millennials support the right to vote on abortion-related policy and want a voice on abortion policy
56 percent of Millennials, oppose selling Chemical Abortion drugs on-line or dropping the requirement for a physical exam because of the risks to women.
By about a 3 to 1 margin (48 percent to 17 percent), Millennials said they preferred that their tax monies went to Federally Qualified Health Centers rather than the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.
51 percent said that they opposed Roe, when they understood it allows for abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy.