Abby Johnson Speaking in Effingham and Carmi!

Written by Tamara Jackson

Support Three New State Reps Who Support Life!

Thanks to a super-majority of left-wing lawmakers, Illinois “boasts” some of the most egregious abortion laws in our nation.

On Tuesday, May 28th, the Illinois House voted 64-50 to pass SB 25 — an abhorrent bill creating a fundamental “right” to abortion throughout all 9 months of pregnancy. Three days later, the Illinois State Senate voted 34-20 to pass it as well. This past Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker held a signing ceremony to fulfill a campaign promise to make Illinois the most “progressive” abortion destination in the nation.

Lolly Bowean of the Chicago Tribune chronicled the the signing:

Surrounded by dozens of female lawmakers, women’s rights organizers and reproductive health activists, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law sweeping abortion rights legislation that establishes the procedure as a “fundamental right” for women in Illinois.

To her great credit, Bowean cites several pro-life voices in the article:

[Peter] Breen called the law “a new death penalty,” and said it removes necessary regulations and licensing requirements and eliminates the rights of unborn children.

. . .

Emily Kelly, a neonatal ICU nurse at a Chicago hospital, said too many women don’t know how early an unborn fetus can survive outside of its mother’s womb.

“I, myself, was born at 32 weeks gestation, about two months before my projected due date…I’m a woman against abortion. That does not make me a woman against women. On the contrary, it makes me a woman who cares for women,” she said. “I tell them the truth about what’s growing inside them. This growing fetus is a baby, a living member of our human family.”

Now more than ever, Illinois pro-life conservatives must speak out, and we must support pro-life lawmakers and those pro-lifers seeking elected office.

Three such men, Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Louisville), Rep. Chris Miller (R-Robinson) and Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Effingham) are championing the cause of life.

The three representatives, along with Restore Illinois PAC, are sponsoring an event, “Fight for Life” featuring pro-life activist Abby Johnson on Friday, July 26, in Effingham, IL:

Join us in the FIGHT FOR LIFE, with pro-life champion Abby Johnson, the woman behind the movie Unplanned.
Fri, July 26, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

Thelma Keller Convention Center
1202 N Keller Dr
Effingham, IL 62401

TICKETS

Rep. Bailey is also sponsoring Abby the next night in Carmi:

Sat, July 27, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

RIG Ministries in Carmi IL
215 Industrial Avenue
Carmi, IL 62821

TICKETS

If you’ve not heard Abby Johnson speak, you need to do so! And if you have heard her previously, you will jump at the opportunity to hear her again and take friends with you.

Abby has visceral passion to save pre-born lives. She was once was a young director of Planned Parenthood, and had had, tragically, two abortions.

Johnson’s site tells the rest of her story:

Abby Johnson has always been fiercely determined to help women in need. This desire is what led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization, becoming an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement.

During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose through the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. However, Abby became increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity they were fighting to decrease. Still, Abby loved the women that entered her clinic and her co-workers. Despite a growing unrest within her, she stayed on and strove to serve women in crisis.

All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought for, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist.

At that moment, she fully realized what abortion actually was and what she had dedicated her life to. As it washed over Abby, a dramatic transformation had occurred.

Abby has the innate ability to elicit laughter and tears—especially tears as she describes her agony over the babies’ lives taken on her watch.

Her story is one of grace and redemption, of pro-life workers faithfully loving her and praying for her.

Watch and listen to this 9 minute video of Abbey testifying earlier this in Kentucky, in favor of the Fetal Heartbeat Bill:

Johnson is bright, impassioned, and equipped with an insider’s knowledge of the abortion industry, as well as with facts to refute the lies that Planned Parenthood tells on a weekly, wholesale basis.

Abby customarily takes questions at the end of her talks, so go prepared with any and all questions you might have about the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood, life, and how to fight for life!

State Rep. Bailey’s website openly declares the sanctity of life with Jeremiah 1:5 on the home page:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart.

Join with these three upstanding, conservative, Republican PRO-LIFE legislators — Rep. Bailey, Rep. Chris Miller, and Rep. Blaine Wilhour — in fighting a battle that matters to God’s heart: life versus death.

Democrats in Illinois are kowtowing to the Democrat Platform which proudly declares:

We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion—regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured. We believe that reproductive health is core to women’s, men’s, and young people’s health and wellbeing. We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical health services to millions of people. We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.

Indeed, the Democrat Platform is unequivocal: babies are expendable for the sake of a woman’s convenience and unfettered sex.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to choose life, to hear Abby Johnson and let her words spark a renewed conviction and determination to champion life in our state!

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live (Deuteronomy 30:19).


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