Small Victories in
by Angela Michael
from Illinois Family Institute
82:1 “God presides in the great assembly; He gives judgment among the
girls deserve to be protected
Hope Clinic, the
’s largest late-term abortion mill where no parental consent is
necessary, does not make better parents than you do. The ACLU (which is
perpetuating a lawsuit to challenge the Parental Notification Act) and
Hope Clinic lost a battle yesterday. Our ministry during 17 years of
daily witnessing has seen outrageous parental rights’ abuses at the
hands of the abortionist and staff in
. Hope Clinic has been a sexual predator’s “paradise” far too long
as sexual abuse involving minors goes unreported and predators bring
minors across state lines to “get rid of any evidence.” It’s time
to protect our children from secret abortions and sexual crimes.
FOCA is dead for this session and the
' Parental Notification Law is one step closer to being implemented!
families had a tremendous victory today when Circuit Court Judge Daniel
A. Riley dismissed the ACLU's legal challenge of the 1995
Parental Notification Act. Unfortunately, the judge imposed a stay of
his decision for 60 days to allow the American Civil Liberties
(ACLU) time to file an appeal.
Please keep this parental rights case in your prayers.
"Today's ruling represents a great step toward ending
underage secret abortions in
. This written decision represents the first time an Illinois court has
upheld the Parental Notice Act of 1995 against the ACLU's
challenge," said Peter Breen, executive director and
legal counsel at the Thomas More Society. "We look forward to the
day that abortion providers are made to respect the rights of parents to
know before their daughters are taken for abortions."
We are very grateful for our friends at the Thomas More Society
who filed an amicus brief in this case.
We have for far too long held up many a devastated mother who
was threatened with arrest if she tried to intervene in her daughter’s
abortion, not so much as to stop the procedure and save a grandchild,
but to be with her minor daughter during this emotional and difficult
#2 HB6205 “FOCA” IS DEAD!
two weeks ago against HB 6205, hoping this bill would die. Praise God it
has! But we cannot let our guard down, because it could potentially come
back in the fall or even next year. Now is not the time to be shrinking
back; we must go full throttle against this evil bill in prayer,
fasting, and footwork. This is a call to persevere.
Is Dead,... for now.
Another huge victory for unborn babies in Illinois, HB
6205 -- also known as Illinois FOCA -- failed to advance in
time for a vote in the House and was sent back to the House Rules
Committee, rendering it dead for this
HB 6205 would have increased taxpayer funded abortions through
Medicaid; eliminated the Abortion Right of Conscience Act; and mandated
comprehensive sex education for every student in
public schools -- kindergarten through 12. This only promotes
minors to be promiscuous, and the end result ends up at the abortion
-Section 25 of HB 6205 gives doctors unprecedented
liability protections in performing abortions. It exempts doctors who
perform abortions from the same liability standards that apply to every
other medical procedure. This means if a women suffers a botched
abortion (and we have witnessed many medical complications at this
abortion mill in particular), the abortionist will not be held
accountable. He cannot even be sued. Have you ever heard of anything so
-Liability laws exist to protect patients. To carve out a special
exception for doctors performing abortions puts any woman who receives
an abortion in
-This puts women under the age of 20 especially at risk since
they are TWICE as likely to have medical complications as women over 25
and have a 150% greater risk of cervical injury than women over 30. This
is not good healthcare. If we care about women and their well being, we
need to protect them and educate them with vital information that can
save lives, preventably.
God is trying to show us mercy once again and is calling His
people to repent and sin no more, to turn from their wickedness. Then He
can heal our land. Here in
there can be redemption. We must stand on righteousness so the purging
’ politics as usual can be removed. House cleaning can begin in the
. We can remove the stigma of corruption that our state is currently
known for and begin to be a “city set on a hill” where truth and
justice for all prevail.
anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.