It’s exhausting. We are only a few months into 2019, and we have already seen various state legislators consider and, in a few cases, pass some of the worst pro-abortion legislation ever seen.
In Virginia, state legislators ultimately voted down an effort to allow abortion up until the point of birth. But not before Governor Ralph Northam publicly defended the bill and, worse yet, pushed the idea of legalizing abortion after birth—or what most people just call “infanticide”.
Earlier in the year, the state of New York actually passed a law that decriminalizes abortion up until the moment of birth. And they did so to thunderous applause in the state house. This law has already affected a criminal case. In February, prosecutors in Queens dropped a second-degree abortion charge for a man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn child.
If all of this disturbs you, brace yourself. Because now Illinois lawmakers are now considering a bill that outpaces even New York and Virginia.
The Reproductive Health Act has been introduced in both the Illinois State Senate and State House.
The whopping 118-page bill does many of the same things the New York law does, such as decriminalize abortion up until the moment of birth. But certain parts of the bill go even further than that.
Here are just a few of the shocking provisions:
- Just like the New York law, if this bill is passed, you will now longer need to be a licensed medical doctor to take the life of an unborn child in the state of Illinois. The act would allow for physician assistants to perform abortions. Not assist—perform.
- This bill would eliminate most of the state’s conscience protections for healthcare workers who object to participating in abortions.
- If a girl under the age of 18 seeks an abortion in Illinois, her parents will no longer need to be notified. If passed, the Reproductive Health Act would repeal Illinois’ Parental Notice of Abortion Act.
These are extreme. But many following Illinois state politics fully expect this bill to be passed and signed into law.
We urgently need to pray for Illinois lawmakers to have a change of heart.
If this bill is passed, they will be ignoring the voices of 71 percent of Americans who think abortion should be generally illegal in the third trimester – and putting the lives of countless unborn children at risk.