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Published On: Tue, Aug 2nd, 2016

Gov Bruce Rauner signs law forcing all Illinois medical personnel to discuss abortion ‘benefits’ with patients

Medical personnel and pro-life pregnancy centers will be forced to set aside their freedom of conscience in Illinois as a new law signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner will mandate that medical personnel and pro-life pregnancy resource centers refer their patients for abortion and to discuss the “benefits” of abortion with them.

SB 1564 will fundamentally alter the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act , which allows medical personnel and health care facilities to avoid participating in morally questioning medical procedures such as abortion.

Below is the reaction from the Pro-Life Action League regarding SB1564 being signed into law.

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photo Stop Patriarchy

Just last week, during the Democratic National Convention, Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion supporters made it clear that their platform will not only fund abortions with tax payer money, but will target pro-life protests and ANY limits on a “woman’s right” to have an abortion.

STATEMENT FROM PRO-LIFE ACTION LEAGUE REGARDING Governor Rauner Signing SB1564 into Law

“We have learned that, sadly, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law SB 1564, which will force medical personnel and pro-life pregnancy resource centers to refer their patients for abortion and to discuss the “benefits” of abortion with them, in spite of the fact that for all pro-life pregnancy centers and for many doctors and other medical professionals doing so is in direct conflict with their consciences.

“Gov. Rauner had promised during his campaign for office that he would steer clear of social issues. We knew he was not with us on abortion, but trusted that he would not undermine efforts to protect conscience rights and to enact measures that ensured the safety of women.  Not one Republican voted for this anti-conscience bill. Rauner has chosen to side with the pro-abortion Democrats in Springfield, rather than his own party.

“The pro-life movement in Illinois mounted a massive phone, email and letter writing campaign urging Rauner to veto SB 1564. Planned Parenthood and its pro-abortion cronies in the feminist camp ran their own campaign to get him to sign the bill into law.

“This is sad and tragic news. It will result in lawsuits filed against the State of Illinois, which is in a dismal financial state and can ill afford to take on legal battles that are unnecessary. The medical professionals in the state of Illinois deserve to practice their healing art within the freedom of conscience. The pro-life pregnancy centers should be protected from giving exactly the advice that goes against everything they stand for. They will not do it.”

Ann Scheidler, Vice President, Pro-Life Action League

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