Pro-Life Legislation

Title: House Bill 4114- No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act
Sponsor(s): Representatives Peter Breen, Patricia R. Bellock – Norine K. Hammond – Jerry Costello, II – Terri Bryant, David B. Reis, Michael D. Unes, Avery Bourne, Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, Tony McCombie, Barbara Wheeler, Jeanne M Ives, Margo McDermed, Christine Winger, Sheri Jesiel, Mark Batinick, Tim Butler, C.D. Davidsmeyer, David McSweeney, Thomas Morrison, Robert W. Pritchard, Steven Reick, Allen Skillicorn, Joe Sosnowski, Charles Meier, Bill Mitchell, Tom Demmer, Dave Severin, Natalie Phelps Finnie, Brad Halbrook, Nick Sauer, Daniel Swanson, Thomas M. Bennett, John Cavaletto, Keith R. Wheeler, Randy E. Frese, Michael P. McAuliffe, Lindsay Parkhurst, Ryan Spain, David A. Welter, Dan Brady and John M. Cabello
Summary: HB 4114 reverses the legal effect of HB 40 (primarily as to taxpayer funded abortions) and adds life-affirming public policy.
Status of the bill: HB 4114 has been referred to the Rules Committee

Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA

Title: House Bill 282 [HB 282]
Sponsor(s): Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R) 54th district, Allen Skillicorn (R) 66th district
Summary: HB 282 prohibits sex-selective abortions, abortions based on disability, and more.
Status of the bill: HB 282 is dead for this year.
Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA

Title: House Bill 283 [HB 283] – Ultrasound Opportunity Act
Sponsor(s): Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R) 54th district, Allen Skillicorn (R) 66th district, Brandon W. Phelps (D) 118th district
Summary: HB 283 requires that a woman be offered the opportunity to have an ultrasound before an abortion is performed.
Status of the bill: HB 283 is dead for this year.
Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA

Title: House Bill 467 [HB 467] Abortion Clinic Regulations
Sponsor(s): Rep. Sheri Jesiel (R) 61st district
Summary: HB 467 requires that abortion clinics meet all the health and safety regulations that all other outpatient clinics (i.e. foot and eye care clinics) must meet.
Status of the bill: HB 467 is dead for this year.
Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA

Title: House Bill 532 [HB 532]
Sponsor(s): Rep. Peter Breen (R) 48th district, Thomas Morrison (R) 54th district
Summary: HB 532 prohibits the use of fetal parts from abortions. This is in direct response to the sale of aborted baby body parts by Planned Parenthood.
Status of the bill: HB 532 is dead for this year.
Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA

 Title: House Bill 2891 [HB 2891]
Sponsor(s): Rep. Brandon Phelps (D) 118th district
Summary: HB 2891 amends the Illinois Abortion law of 1975. It defines “dismemberment abortion” and requires that no person shall perform, or attempt to perform, a dismemberment abortion on an unborn child unless: 1) the dismemberment abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman; or 2) a continuation of the pregnancy will cause a substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.
Status of the bill: HB 2891 is dead for this year.
Action: TBA

Title: House Bill 3210 [HB 3210]
Sponsor(s): Rep. Jerry Costello, II (D) 116th district , Terri Bryant (R) 115th district
Summary: HB 3210 prohibits abortions after 20 weeks gestation.
Status of the bill: HB 3210 is dead for this year.
Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA

Title: Senate Bill 78 [SB 78]
Sponsor(s): Senator Kyle McCarter (R) 54th district
Summary: SB 78 prohibits contracts and grants to be sent to organizations (i.e. Planned Parenthood) that perform abortions.
Status of the bill: SB 78 is dead for this year.
Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA

Title: Senate Bill 1595 [SB 1595] – Pregnancy Help Center Referral Act
Sponsor(s): Senator Tim Bivins (R) 45th district, Michael Connelly (R) 21st district
Summary: Requires that a doctor may not perform an abortion unless he or she provides the pregnant woman with the name, address, and telephone number of an organization that: 1) is within reasonable proximity of the abortion facility; 2) provides education, counseling, and other assistance to help pregnant women care for their babies, as a part of its mission; 3) does not perform abortions, is not affiliated with any physician or entity that performs abortions, and does not refer pregnant mothers for abortions.
Status of the bill: SB 78 is dead for this year.
Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA

Title: House Resolution 135 [HR 135]
Sponsor(s): Rep. Brandon Phelps (D) 118th district
Summary: HR 135 calls for the U.S. Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.
Status of the bill: HR 135 is dead for this year.
Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA

Title: House Resolution 142 [HR 142]; House Resolution 145 [HR 145]
Sponsor(s): Rep. Thomas Morrison (R) 54th district, Bill Mitchell (R) 101st district; Rep. Sheri Jesiel (R) 61st district, Terri Bryant (R) 115th district,  Jerry Costello, II (D) 116th district, Barbara Wheeler (R) 64th district, Keith P. Sommer (R) 88th district, Patricia R. Bellock (R) 47th district, Mark Batinick  (R) 97th district, Steven Reick (R) 63rd district, Allen Skillicorn (R) 66th district, Tim Butler (R) 87th district, Daniel V. Beiser (D) 111th district, Dan Brady (R) 105th district, John Cavaletto (R) 107th district, Randy E. Frese (R) 94th district, Jerry Lee Long (R) 76th district, David McSweeney (R) 52nd district, David B. Reis (R) 109th district, C.D. Davidsmeyer (R) 100th district, Jeanne M. Ives (R) 42nd district, Brad Halbrook (R) 102nd district, Nick Sauer (R) 51st district, Steven A. Andersson (R) 65th district, Dave Severin (R) 117th district, Norine K. Hammond (R) 93rd district, Reginald Phillips (R) 110th district, Joe Sosnowski (R) 69th district, Charles Meier (R) 108th district, Daniel Swanson (R) 74th district, Peter Breen (R) 48th district, Keith R. Wheeler (R) 50th district, Thomas M. Bennett (R) 106th district, Brandon W. Phelps (D) 118th district, Thomas Morrison (R) 54th district, Robert W. Pritchard (R) 74th district, Avery Bourne (R) 95th district, Ryan Spain (R) 73rd district, Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R) 99th district, Margo McDermed (R) 37th district, John M. Cabello (R) 68th district, Tony McCombie (R) 71st district, Bill Mitchell (R) 101st district, Michael D. Unes (R) 91st district, Chad Hays (R) 104th district, Tom Demmer (R) 90th district, Jim Durkin , Brian W. Stewart, Mike Fortner, David A. Welter, Christine Winger, Michael P. McAuliffe and Grant Wehrli
Summary: HR 142 and HR 145 state opposition to legislative efforts to use State taxpayer funds to pay for abortions and to use taxpayer funds to pay for insurance costs for State employees to have abortions for any reason.
Status of the bill: HR 142 is dead for this year.
Our position: Illinois Right to Life fully supports this legislation.
Action: TBA