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AUL Joins Illinois Women’s Health and Life Alliance in Opposing SB 1564, an Assault on Speech and Conscience Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY: AUL Attorney Anna Paprocki to speak at noon (Central) Event

WASHINGTON, D.C./CHICAGO, IL (05-05-15) – Americans United for Life attorney Anna Paprocki will participate in a Tuesday media event as part of the Illinois Women’s Health and Life Alliance to oppose SB 1564 and its draconian punishments for pro-life Americans who do not comply with the abortion industry’s agenda in Illinois.

In her remarks, Paprocki will observe: “SB 1564 is detrimental to both healthcare providers and patients. It violates people’s constitutional rights of conscience and free speech, and illustrates the abortion industry’s strategic shift from choice to coercion in their attempts to force all to comply with their anti-life agenda or face the force of law.”

The measure would force Pregnancy Care Centers to discuss so-called “benefits” of abortion and refer for or provide information on where to obtain abortions. Doctors also would be required to facilitate abortions for any reason, and at any stage of pregnancy, despite their conscientious and professional objections.

“Many pro-life healthcare providers—for religious and moral reasons alike – cannot in good conscience comply with a government mandate to promote and facilitate abortion-on-demand, including late-term abortions and abortions performed on babies because of their disabilities,” said Paprocki. “Gutting Illinois’ conscience law is more than bad policy – it violates longstanding federal law and the United States Constitution, with a high financial cost to the people of Illinois.” Click here to read her remarks.

MEDIA ADVISORY:

WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12 p.m. noon (CENTRAL)

WHAT: Illinois Women’s Health and Life Alliance press conference urging an Illinois House defeat of SB 1564.

WHERE: Blue Room, Illinois State Capitol Building, 401 S 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62701
MAP: https://goo.gl/cuZxzf

ONLINE STREAMING AT: http://www.blueroomstream.com/ (for subscribers)
Choose 05-05-2015 LIVE 12:00 p.m. Rep. Morrison Press Conference (SB 1564 Health Care Right of Conscience) Blue Room Springfield