"If the U.S. Supreme Court abortion decisions... are ever reversed or modified or the U.S. Constitution is amended to allow protection of the unborn then the former policy of this State to prohibit abortions unless necessary for preservation of the mother's life will be reinstated." (Sec.1 Illinois Abortion Law of 1975)
A woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion is in jeopardy at both the state and federal level. In the last 3 years, over 1,500 anti-abortion laws have been proposed. More than the previous 39 years combined since Roe v Wade. In just the first six months of 2015, states have passed an unbelievable 51 abortion restrictions.
Right now, there are dozens of laws in state legislatures across the country that seek to severely restrict or eliminate altogether a woman’s right to have an abortion. The purpose of all of these laws spousal consent requirements, mandatory waiting periods, forced ultrasounds, (mis)informed consent, funding restrictions aimed at poor women, health insurance prohibitions on birth control and abortion, targeting medical providers to prevent them from providing vital health care that women need and want is to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights to make decisions about their bodies and their healthcare. When challenged in court, these laws will provide the conservative Justices with many opportunities to overturn Roe v Wade and render the term “reproductive health” meaningless for millions of American women.
While we cannot control what happens in other states, we can protect the women of Illinois from dangerous court rulings and restrictive statutes that put reproductive healthcare at risk. To accomplish this, we must use every election cycle to defeat anti-legal abortion State Representatives and State Senators and elect 100% pro-choice lawmakers.
Personal PAC’s mission is to elect pro-choice candidates to state and local office in Illinois. This is the most effective way of protecting the reproductive rights of all women and preventing dangerous bills like those passed in state legislatures across the country from becoming law in Illinois. Over the past 26 years, Personal PAC has proven time and again that it can defeat anti-abortion elected officials and replace them with pro-choice leaders. With its time-tested program of identifying tens of thousands of pro-choice voters in key targeted legislative districts, sending sophisticated direct mail to pro-choice voters, and motivating as many voters to go to the polls to vote for pro-choice candidates on election day, Personal PAC has won the tough political battles in every election cycle.