PERNICIOUS HB40 – Representative Feigenholtz (D)
For decades, Illinois has had a public policy of not paying for abortions under the Medicaid assistance program, except for life of the mother. Court decisions have added, “health”, rape and incest. Our Illinois law went to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1979, and it was upheld in its entirety in 1980.
If HB 40 is passed, all the prohibitions on using taxpayer funding for abortion, throughout the full nine months of pregnancy, under Medicaid, and for any reason will be removed.
Survey after survey has shown a clear majority of Illinois citizens, even those who say they are pro-choice, do not want their taxpayer dollars used to pay for abortions.
If HB 40 passes, and is signed by the governor into law, thousands of abortions will be performed and paid for with your taxpayer dollars in Illinois. The minimum estimates are an additional 15,000 or more abortions a year, paid for under Medicaid, by you the taxpayer. The federal government prohibits paying for abortions, other than rape, incest and life of the mother.
In addition, this pernicious bill, if passed, would add abortion coverage under the State Employees Group Insurance Act, paid for by your tax dollars throughout the full nine months of pregnancy.
Presently, HB 40 is in the Illinois House of Representatives. Pro-Life lobbyists remind us, that a No Vote in the Illinois House, is essential if we are to stop HB 40.
Why? The Illinois Senate is composed of a majority of pro-abortion senators, and HB 40 will pass the Senate. At this present time, the governor’s position on HB 40 is unknown.
Every major Pro-Life group, including Cardinal Cupich, has urged Illinois citizens to call their representative in Springfield and tell them to VOTE NO on HB 40.
WHAT YOU CAN DO / MUST DO
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE, SENATOR AND GOVERNOR,
AND URGE THEM TO VOTE NO ON HB 40 TODAY!