Please express your concerns about a deeply troubling proposal pending in the Illinois state capitol in Springfield.
HB 40 is a pro-abortion bill that would authorize the use of tax dollars to pay for abortions in Illinois through Medicaid and state government health care insurance plans. It is sponsored by State Representative Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago). This bill would reverse the current law which bans taxpayer funding of abortion under Medicaid.
In 1977, when the ban on taxpayer funding of abortion under Medicaid passed into law, there were over 12,700 abortions paid for under Public Aid's Medicaid program with taxpayer dollars. When the ban went into full affect after a June 1980 U.S. Supreme Court decision specifically upholding the Illinois Law, 22 abortions were paid for in 1981 with taxpayer dollars.
Since the Illinois ban on taxpayer funded abortions under the Public Aid Code was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in June 1980, at least 10,000 babies in Illinois were saved each year through 2014.
Do you need some good news? I just read some about Dr. Kent Brantley and Nancy Writebol being able to leave the hospital in Atlanta, GA. The deadly Ebola virus that they contracted while on a medical mission trip to Africa has been defeated in their bodies. I would call that good, even great news.
The reason they were in Africa was some more Good News. The love that took them to Africa to help others was that they had experienced the help that only God can give in delivering us from the deadly disease of sin.
Just as the Ebola virus was defeated, so was sin defeated in their lives so they could go to dangerous places with confidence of God’s presence and power. We do not need to be fearful in this world that has gone crazy. Our confidence is in the ONE who has defeated sin and death, the Lord Jesus Christ.
We can not only go to these difficult geographical locations, but we can also without fear follow Him into the courtrooms, board meetings, legislative buildings and even news rooms of the main stream media. Remember what God said about the Apostle Paul in Acts 9:15-16, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.” You, as a follower of Jesus, are a chosen vessel as well. Don’t be afraid to take the Good News to those places that He has placed in your path, because He said in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”