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Ultrasound Opportunity Act in Illinois

Illinois State Representative Barbara Wheeler (along with a bi-partisan group of 14 co-sponsors) introduced a new and important bill, HB 2701, which would require abortion providers to offer an opportunity to receive and view and active ultrasound to women considering abortion.

We applaud the strong language that is in the bill including:

 Provides that at any facility where abortions are performed… shall offer any woman seeking an abortion after 8 weeks of gestation an opportunity to receive and view an active ultrasound of her unborn child by someone qualified to perform ultrasounds at the facility… prior to the woman having any part of an abortion performed or induced and prior to the administration of any anesthesia or medication in preparation for the abortion.” (Emphasis added)

 Also, “Furthermore, it is critical to the psychological and physical well-being of a woman considering an abortion that she receive complete and accurate information on the reality and status of her pregnancy and of her unborn child.” (Emphasis added)

Finally, “reduce the risk that a woman may elect an abortion, only to discover later, with devastating psychological consequences, that her decision was not fully informed.” (Emphasis added)

We at Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers consistently see women choose life for their unborn babies once they view their ultrasounds. Some women cry, others become quiet and reflective; still others exclaim that they cannot go through with an abortion! We are so thankful for the technology and trained sonographers who make all of this possible.

Click here today to send an email to your Representative and ask him/her to support HB 2701! Your support will help women at the local abortion clinic choose LIFE!

 

House Republicans Don't Consider "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"

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On the 42nd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Republicans in the House of Representatives failed to consider HR 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks because some felt the law would alienate women voters.

The decision came the same day thousands of people, many of them women, marched in Washington, DC in the March for Life, the largest pro-life event in the world.

Additionally, millions of women, many who oppose abortion, voted for Republicans in the 2014 elections with the hopes that a more life-affirming Congress would pass life-affirming laws.

Unfortunately, some Republicans are alienating women voters by not considering this bill as, ironically, thousands of baby girls, future women, continue to be eliminated through abortion.

If they do not bring HR 36 back up for a vote, which Chris Smith (R-N.J.) has promised that they will, they have failed these women and the many baby girls who will lose their lives because they chose not to take a stand.

 “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke

Thankfully, despite the failed consideration of HR 36, the House did pass a bill that would completely prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions.

The House voted 242-179 for the bill with 239 Republicans and three Democrats voting to ban taxpayer funding of abortions under HR 7 while 178 Democrats and one Republican voted against it. 

We are thrilled that this is a step in the right direction of saving lives and for the religious freedom of pro-life citizens across this country.

We will continue to pray that God moves in the hearts of those failed to consider HR 36 and pray for the Senate as they will now, hopefully, consider HR 7.