Archive for February, 2019

21
Feb

Illinois’ six Catholic bishops today issued a statement against recently-introduced abortion legislation. This package of legislation would repeal the state's Parental Notice of Abortion Act, which requires a parent or guardian be notified when a minor seeks an abortion. The legislation would also repeal the state's current ban on partial-birth abortions, define abortion as a fundamental right, eliminate legal protections for hospitals and health care personnel who refuse to participate in an abortion, and dramatically change the ...

18
Feb

Feb. 18, 2019 show Peter Steinfels, former editor of Commonweal magazine and a religion reporter for the New York Times, joins Bob to talk about the essay he wrote for the magazine a few weeks ago in which he extensively examined the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Clarke Forsythe, senior counsel for Americans United for Life, talks about the recent abortion legislation introduced in the Illinois General Assembly. Then, Illinois ...

15
Feb

Abortion legislation has cropped up in the Illinois Legislature, as four bills were filed this week. House Bill 2467 and Senate Bill 1594 are identical pieces of legislation that would repeal the current parental notification of abortion law. Meanwhile,  House Bill 2495 and Senate Bill 1942 -- also identical to one another -- are both dubbed the Reproductive Health Act and make several changes to current abortion law. HB 2467 and ...

04
Feb

Illinois’ six Catholic bishops today issued a statement urging state lawmakers to vote “no” on upcoming legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Read the statement below and in PDF form for the English, Spanish and Polish versions.    Illinois Bishops Advise Against Legalization of Marijuana Legislation that would legalize marijuana for recreational use will be considered in the Illinois General Assembly. The Catholic bishops of Illinois are committed to ...