March 12, 2009

If you live in Illinois

This came as an email from Students for Life of Illinois:

"Yesterday, despite our efforts, the Illinois FOCA passed through committee with a vote of 5-2, now it will go before the entire house.

Now is the time to TAKE ACTION. If this bill goes through, it could mark the beginning of the end of the Pro-Life Movement in Illinois!
- Visit your representative's District Office: We should have LINES OUT THE DOOR! Put real pressure on your state rep to oppose HB 2354. They are usually in their district offices on Fridays and Mondays. Rally your colleagues/friends/family to pay a personal visit to your state rep and express your disgust over HB 2354.
- Call your state representative AGAIN: Don't know your Rep? Look him/her up here.
- Tell everyone you know: Ask your pastor to talk about the horrors of HB 2354 from the pulpit, and encourage the congregation to call and visit their state representatives! Stand outside the doors are your place of worship and hand out sheets of paper with info on how to contact state reps.

It is UP TO YOU to make a difference. HB 2354 could be voted on as early as Tuesday. There is NO TIME TO WASTE.

Here is a sample of what to say when you call:-------------House Bill 2354 seeks to: Make abortion a fundamental right, preventing any common-sense regulation such as parental notification; expand public funding of abortion through Medicaid and possibly state health insurance plans; undermine the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act protecting health care professionals and employers; and, mandate comprehensive sex education for all public schools.

The bill is extreme and a radical change from current law. Please vote NO."

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post, Bonnie. I've since gotten a few emails about it too. I've never done anything like this, but I think I'm going to make a call. Especially after today's Gospel -- Jesus' zeal, anger. The priest gave a great homily about how Jesus' anger led to action. Just what I needed to hear to get my butt in gear.