Trigger position triggers some Illinois lawmakers

February 10, 2017 10:05 AM
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By William Mahoney, PhD

While lawmakers in some states are moving to defund Planned Parenthood (see here), some lawmakers in Illinois are trying to eliminate a trigger provision in the event that SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade. This currently extant trigger provision in Illinois law would automatically make abortion illegal in that state if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

State Rep. Sara Feigenholz, D-Chicago, introduced the bill (HB0040) in the Illinois House as a response to President Trump (see here), since he promised to appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices. President Trump has fulfilled this campaign promise by nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch.

What I find most noxious and detestable about this preemptive attempt to ensure the ongoing slaughter of innocent children, in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned, is the removal of language attesting to the personhood of the preborn child. The synopsis of the bill states:

Removes language concerning the General Assembly's declaration that the unborn child is a human being from the time of conception and is, therefore, a legal person for purposes of the unborn child's right to life (see here).

Pushing for the removal of language that points to the personhood of the preborn child* to protect a twisted and barbarous agenda is despicable. State Rep. Feigenholtz and others will undoubtedly dress it up as “reproductive rights” and “women’s healthcare,” but it is none of those things.

It is an attempt to dehumanize certain human beings (the preborn) and deprive them of their God-given personhood by manipulating words to keep the abortion industry going at all costs for whatever selfish or illusory reason(s), e.g., money, control, depopulation, and so forth.

Sadly, for these straying souls in the Illinois House (and elsewhere), the personhood of their little fellow Americans in utero stands in the way of their distorted wills. 

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*Mention of this law resting on a trigger provision does not imply that American Life League officially approves or endorses said law.  

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