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‘Barbarous’ Reproductive Health Act signed into Illinois law by Gov. Pritzker

The image of an unborn child is seen via ultrasound. On June 12, Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed the Reproductive Health Act into law. The act, which was strongly opposed by the Catholic Conference of Illinois, "gives our state some of the most extremely permissive abortion laws of any state in the nation," according to Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Surrounded by proponents of the Reproductive Health Act, including State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and State Sen. Melinda Bush, chief sponsors of the legislation, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 25 on June 12 in Chicago. “Let the word go forth today, from this place, that if you believe in standing up for women’s […]

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Illinois abortion vote ‘an appalling step in the wrong direction,’ says Bishop Jenky

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, leads a rosary outside the Whole Woman's Health abortion facility in Peoria during last fall's 40 Days for Life campaign. The bishop called the Reproductive Health Act, passed by the Illinois General Assembly, "an appalling step in the wrong direction," adding that "to have a law that makes this the most radical state in the 50 states, with all the problems we have, is just stunning." (The Catholic Post file photo/Tom Dermody)

By passing the Reproductive Health Act, the Illinois General Assembly has shown a disregard for the value of human life and the beliefs of the majority of people in the state — and the nation, according to Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. “They describe a human baby in the womb as a thing, as an […]

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