The hearing for the Freedom of Choice Act bill has been scheduled.
Now is the time to educate the members of the Human Services Committee, on the dangers of the Freedom Of Choice Act (FOCA) and urge them to vote "NO" on HB 2354. If Illinois should pass this bill, abortion would be enshrined as a right in Illinois. We would not be able to have any of the following protections:
1. Partial-birth abortion would be legal
2. There would be no conscience clause for health care workers in Illinois.
3. There would be no informed consent/waiting period.
4. There would be no parental involvement.
5. Taxpayers would pay for abortions.
6. Presently Illinois has a physician only for abortion law. That would be nullified, opening the doors for non-physician abortions.
The time to Fight FOCA is now.
The FOCA bill is now in the Human Services Committee scheduled to be heard March 4 at 8:00 am. Now is the time to contact the members of the Human Services Committee and urge them to vote "NO" on HB 2354, the Freedom of Choice Act!
Members of the Human Services Committee are...
Chairperson: Naomi D. Jakobsson (D)
206 N. Randolph
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 373-5000
Vice-Chairperson: Constance A. Howard (D)
8729 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: (773) 783-8800
Republican Spokesperson: Patricia R. Bellock (R)
1 S. Cass Ave.
Westmont Centre, Suite 205
Westmont, IL 60559
Phone: (630) 852-8633
Member: Sandy Cole (R)
E-mail: Click here (Web Form)
137 South Center
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 543-0062
Member: Annazette Collins (D)
259 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: (773) 533-0010
Member: Mary E. Flowers (D)
2525 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60652
Phone: (773) 471-5200
Member: Timothy L. Schmitz (R)
127 Hamilton Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: (630) 845-9590
Click here for more information.
Students for Life Illinois has started a petition against FOCA in Illinois to be Presented to Legislators on March 4th.
Petition Against FOCA in Illinois
House Bill 2354, also known as the Reproductive Justice and Access Act (RJAA) has been dubbed the Illinois version of FOCA. The bill is set to be heard on March 4th. In response, Students for Life of Illinois has initiated a petition to lawmakers in Springfield to show them that Illinois does not support what HB 2354 proposes. The petition will be presented to legislators in Springfield on March 4th.
"Planned Parenthood is leading a Lobby Day on March 10th in support of HB 2354. We must have a strong showing both in Springfield and for those who cannot make it to Springfield. That is why we initiated this petition. We want every pro-life voice to be heard," said John-Paul Deddens, director of Students for Life of Illinois. "We will get to Springfield first, but it is imperative that we arrive with as much support as possible."