Posts tagged: HB 1785

Politics or Babies? What’s a Governor to do?

Written by Kathy Valente

Politico recently reported that Governor Rauner’s “ongoing struggle with the politics of a controversial abortion bill hasn’t gone unnoticed by potential opponents.” A Democrat opponent in the 2018 gubernatorial race, J.B. Pritzker, has capitalized on “Rauner’s indecision with HB 40 by releasing a new statewide TV ad where the billionaire Democrat declares if he’s elected, HB 40 will be the first bill he signs.”

This comes on the heels of Pritzker, along with the bill’s sponsors, making a video about dropping off 4,000 postcards to Gov.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Politics of Hate, Transgenders in the Military and Birth Certificates

Written by Benjamin Smith

Monte Larrick recently interviewed Peter LaBarbera for this week’s Spotlight podcast. Peter is the founder and president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, a Naperville-based organization that exposes and counters the radical LGBTQIA agenda. He is a former reporter for The Washington Times, worked as a writer, editor and analyst for Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America, and was a speaker for Focus on the Family.

Monte and Peter discuss the extreme agenda to promote gender dysphoria and President Trump’s military transgender ban.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Springfield 2017 Legislative Recap

Written by Benjamin Smith

In this 50th edition of the Illinois Family Spotlight podcast, IFI’s and Illinois Right to Life Action’s lobbyist Ralph Rivera gives us a recap of the spring legislative session in Springfield. Well over 6,000 bills were introduced between January 11, 2017 and May 31, 2017.  Dozens of these bills were on our radar screen. For a quick reference guide to these bills of concern, please click HERE.

In this podcast, Monte, Dave, and Ralph focus their discussions on HB 40, a bill which removes the ban on taxpayer funded abortions.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: They’re as Good at Math as They are at Biology

Written by Benjamin Smith

In this week’s Spotlight podcast, Monte and Dave talk with IFI lobbyist Ralph Rivera and Special Project Coordinator John Biver about a bill to advance and enable gender confusion in the state of Illinois. Sponsored by State Representative Greg Harris (D-Chicago), HB 1785 would allow gender-dysphoric persons to falsify their birth certificates, which are both legal and historical documents.

This will have consequences with regard to the relentless cultural assault on physical privacy through the sexual integration of previously sex-segregated spaces.… Continue Reading

“They’re as Good at Math as They are at Biology” (Spotlight #049)

Monte and Dave talk with Ralph Rivera and John Biver about HB 1785, which is a gender birth certificate bill which allows a person to legally change the gender on their birth certificate.

Ralph and John make a persuasive case that this bill will have tremendous implications on religious liberty in the state of Illinois

Ralph Rivera is a lobbyist for the Illinois Family Institute, and John Biver is Special Projects Coordinator for IFI.

Please call the governors office at (217) 782-0244 and ask him to veto HB 1785.… Continue Reading

Springfield Pro-Family Update (Spotlight #037)

Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield after a two-week break, and only have six weeks before they are scheduled to adjourn for the summer.  Monte and Dave discuss pending legislation with IFI lobbyist, Ralph Rivera, the only full-time pro-family lobbyist in Springfield.

Take ACTION! Please call your state rep and ask them to vote NO to each of these bills.

HB 40 — reinstates taxpayer-funded abortions for Medicaid recipients and adds abortion coverage in state employees’ insurance plans.… Continue Reading

“Flavor of the Day: Transgenderism” (Illinois Family Spotlight #036)

On this edition of Spotlight Dave is joined by Kathy Valente, the Director of Operations at IFI, Florence Hubbs, and Lisa Ridinger.  They discuss how the transgender agenda has invaded bathrooms and locker rooms of government schools, Target stores, Planet Fitness as well as HB 1785. A bill which would allow people to change the stated gender on their birth certificates.

Lisa is a wife, mother, and grassroots’ activist, living in the western suburbs, who, along with Cedra Crenshaw, founded Protect Children Preserve Freedom, a group that seeks to protect the privacy, dignity and safety rights of all people at the local and state level.… Continue Reading

The Day of Silence (Spotlight #035)

Monte’s guest this week is Peter Labarbera. Peter is the president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, a non-partisan, non-profit group dedicated to exposing the homosexual-bisexual-transgender activist agendas. Peter Labarbera also writes for lifesitenews.com.

Monte and Peter talk about the day of silence, and how Christian students and parents should respond if your school is participating in it. They also discuss HB 1785.

HB 1785 would allow people to change genders without surgery. Simply by declaration! … Continue Reading

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