Life Day at the Capitol
The Rockford Diocese provided 260 volunteer lobbyists who traveled to Springfield on March 20. They joined others from the dioceses of Belleville, Peoria and Springfield to be trained and then do their best to encourage representatives and senators to vote No on House bills 2495 and 2467 and Senate bills 1942 and 1594. The bills would make abortion a “fundamental right” in the State, undermine women’s health, attack conscience rights, require all insurance plans subject to State regulations to cover abortions and expand public funding of abortion, not to mention repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. An afternoon rally against the bills in the Capitol rotunda increased the total of abortion opponents to a State office-estimate of 4,000 people.
See more in the April 5 issue of The Observer.