On Wednesday, a Federal Judge granted a temporary injunction covering ALL Illinois pro-life pregnancy centers and pro-life medical professionals from having to comply with SB1564 – the radical abortion law that went into effect Jan 1. This law says PRCs and pro-life medical professionals must tell patients the “benefits” of abortion and assist them in finding an abortion clinic.
Attorney Noel W. Sterett, with Mauck & Baker, who represents The Life Center, Inc. and is co-counseling on the case with the Alliance Defending Freedom, told us:
“This injunction is a big win for all pregnancy resource centers and pro-life health care personnel in Illinois. With the federal court’s preliminary injunction in place until the end of the case, all Illinois pregnancy resource centers and pro-life doctors and nurses in Illinois can continue serving women without fear of the state’s enforcement of this unconstitutional law.”
“This is a huge victory for the Illinois pro-life movement and a step in the right director towards sending this law to the dumpster,” said Emily Troscinski executive director of Illinois Right to Life. The federal judge in his order stated what we already knew – this law is clearly targets the First Amendment Rights of pro-life people. We will never comply with this law.”