Published On: Tue, Jan 9th, 2018

March for Life Chicago leaders: Don’t break laws ‘on the backs of the unborn’

March for Life Chicago leadership is speaking out about the latest legal action involving the controversial HB 40 abortion law. On behalf of the 6,000+ pro-life advocates expected to fill Chicago’s Loop for the January 14 event, March for Life Chicago Board of Directors President Dawn Fitzpatrick expressed dismay over the law forcing Illinois state taxpayers to pay for tens of thousands of abortions in the New Year.

photo courtesy March For Life Chicago

“The March for Life Chicago expects lawmakers to respect all life and to follow the rules they themselves designed, not break them on the backs of the unborn,” Fitzpatrick remarked, focusing on the allegations that the bill never went through the required legislative steps to become law. “All who will attend the March for Life Chicago, the Board of Directors, and our supporters from across the business and religious community, are vehemently opposed to this horrific law. We are appalled that Governor Rauner went against his word and his promise to veto this bill.”

Fitzpatrick continued, “It makes no sense that the Illinois General Assembly should support this. Not only will this law facilitate the death of thousands of additional babies in Illinois, but now we are all forced to pay for these abortions out of our taxes. This is an utterly heinous violation of our consciences, which tell us that every life is sacred.”

“The Thomas More Society, one of our March for Life Chicago sponsors, has filed a lawsuit against Illinois state officials over the improper procedures, lack of budgeted monies, and mandated taxpayer funding of abortion brought about by HB 40,” added Fitzpatrick.  “We at the March for Life Chicago applaud their work on behalf of life.”

Fitzpatrick remains optimistic, declaring, “Despite the notorious image that HB 40 gives Illinois, we are heartened by the support shown for the March for Life Chicago by surrounding states, from which we expect hundreds of participants.”

The 2018 March for Life Chicago is Sunday, January 14, 2018, beginning on Chicago’s Federal Plaza at 2 p.m. (Central). Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, and the Chicago Bears’ co-owner Pat McCaskey are among the featured speakers at the annual event to proclaim the sanctity of human life and call for an end to abortion.

About the March for Life Chicago 
The March for Life Chicago is an annual public event composed of people from diverse ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds dedicated to defending and protecting all human life. The event marks with deep sadness the great tragedy of the legalization of abortion in the United States along with the devastating social, moral, and legal consequences that have followed. Marching together in hope, the March for Life Chicago calls upon government, religious, civic, and community leaders to renew every effort to build a nation that affirms the authentic dignity of women, the gift of children, and a culture dedicated to protecting life at every stage of development. Learn more at: 

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