Illinois bishops issue statement on legislative push for 'Reproductive Health Act'

Illinois bishops issue statement on legislative push for 'Reproductive Health Act'

Illinois’ six Catholic bishops today issued a statement on the end-of-session push to consider the so-called "Reproductive Health Act."The extreme legislation goes further than Roe v. Wade in stripping rights from the unborn child, and jeopardizes conscience protections for doctors, nurses and hospitals who refuse to participate in an abortion. The spring legislative session is set to end just days away, on May 31.
Illinois bishops issue statement on legislative push for 'Reproductive Health Act'

Illinois bishops warn against extreme abortion legislation

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 current landscape of abortion law in Illinois.

Illinois bishops release statement on guns in modern society

The past few years have seen gun violence increase in the city of Chicago, claiming the innocent lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ. The geographic and cultural diversity of Illinois, however, is reflected in varying attitudes towards guns across the state....

Illinois bishops approve statement on a 'living wage'”

Recent news has focused on the hardships of individuals who work at minimum wage jobs. The current minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 per hour, $1 more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Proposals in the state legislature call for increasing the minimum wage to...