Human Dignity and Solidarity

Legislative Action

Parental Notice of Abortion Act

Our legislators in Springfield are considering repealing the Parental Notice of Abortion Act in Illinois, which requires a parent or legal guardian be notified when a minor seeks an abortion. Currently, the parent or guardian does not need to consent to the abortion, only be notified. If the act is repealed, parents would no longer be notified. Read more from Catholic Conference of Illinois here and contact your representatives to ask them to vote against these bills.

If you have any questions, contact Dawn Fitzpatrick at 312.534.5355 or [email protected].

US House of Representative passes the most radical abortion bill ever. Your action is needed!

Friday, September 24 was a very dark day as the House of Representatives voted to pass the most radical abortion bill ever. The so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, H.R. 3755, would:

  • Allow abortion on demand nationwide throughout EVERY STAGE of pregnancy
  • BAN pro-life laws in every state and local government
  • Force Americans to support abortions with their tax dollars
  • Likely eliminate conscience protections for doctors—among other extreme actions

Of those present, all but one House Democrat voted for the bill and all House Republicans voted against. The single House Democrat to vote against the bill was Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas. You can see how your representative voted here.

In his statement responding to this vote, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called this bill “the most extreme pro-abortion bill our nation has ever seen.”

Please contact your Representative today either to thank him/her for voting against H.R. 3755 or to express strong, but respectful, disagreement with their vote for the bill while urging him/her to reconsider support for this radical bill.

In addition, we believe it is likely that the Senate will also vote on this bill in the very near future. We will issue a follow up alert when we have a more precise date. In the meantime, please also contact your two Senators to strongly urge their opposition to the Senate version of this bill (S. 1975) when it comes up for a vote.

As always, we are grateful for any action you can take on this matter and for all you do to proclaim the Gospel of Life. Please also join us in praying that our nation and its leaders will fully embrace this Gospel.

Further background
Archbishop Naumann’s letter to Congress urging opposition to this bill.
This fact sheet explaining the radical nature of this bill.