"Illinois has seen a 28% increase in abortions from April of 2022 to August of 2022. ... Illinois providers facilitated 1,520 more abortions in August; totaling 30,300 abortions performed between April and August of 2022" (University of Chicago).
In Illinois Democrats’ quest to make Illinois the bloodiest of the nation’s baby-killing fields, they have set another precedent. It wasn’t enough for Illinois’ leftist lawmakers to pass a law ensuring mothers can have their offspring slaughtered throughout the entire nine months of gestation for any or no reason. After that unholy goal was achieved, they set their sights on shutting down every crisis pregnancy center that helps persuade women to let the tiny humans growing in their wombs live.
Worse still, 14 of the 18 Senate sponsors and 27 of the 39 House sponsors of the two identical anti-baby/anti-woman bills are women—Democrat women. On July 27, 2023, the morally repugnant Governor Pritzker signed the bill into law.
The bills (SB 1909 and HB 2463), deceptively titled the “Deceptive Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers Act,” use legitimate concerns about fraud and false advertising as smokescreens for their goal of killing more humans in their mothers’ wombs:
“Prohibits a limited services pregnancy center from using or employing any deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, or misrepresentation, or the concealment, suppression, or omission of any material fact, with the intent that others rely upon the concealment, suppression or omission of such material fact … to induce an individual to enter or access the limited services pregnancy.” (emphasis added)
This fuzzily defined law grants an excessive amount of discretion and power to Illinois’ attorney general who currently is the far leftist Kwame Raoul:
“Allows the Attorney General to enforce the Act when: it appears to the Attorney General that a limited services pregnancy center has engaged in, is engaging in, or is about to engage in any practice declared to be unlawful by the Act; the Attorney General receives a written complaint of the commission of a practice declared to be unlawful under the Act; or the Attorney General believes it to be in the public interest that an investigation should be made to ascertain whether a limited services pregnancy center has engaged in, is engaging in, or is about to engage in, any practice declared to be unlawful by the Act.”
The law establishes that the “remedies available” include a civil penalty up to $50,000 and “allows any party aggrieved by a violation of the Act to bring an action against any limited services pregnancy center that has committed such a violation, in which the court may award actual damages and any other relief the court deems proper.”
Further, and equally troubling:
“A violation of this Section is unlawful whether any individual has been misled, deceived, or damaged thereby” (emphasis added).
The goal of this legislation is to shut down all crisis pregnancy centers. Can’t have any unnecessary, unwanted, imperfect humans wandering around using up resources. Wouldn’t be prudent.
Actual fraud or false advertising should be—and already was—illegal. Such laws apply to non-profit organizations as well as other businesses. Clearly, the unwomanly women and anti-women men who sponsored the bill were not motivated by a desire to end false advertising.
These anti-women lawmakers seek to force crisis pregnancy centers to advertise that they don’t perform abortions or refer women to abortionists for procedures that end the lives of humans or risk fiscally prohibitive penalties of up to $50,000.
As darkest night follows dark night, Springfield control-freaks will also proclaim what constitutes “concealment, suppression, or omission” of “material fact.”
Why should crisis pregnancy centers be required to mention in ads that they don’t provide abortions or abortion referrals? Optometrists don’t mention what services they don’t provide in their ads. Rather, they list what they do provide. Are they guilty of concealment, suppression, or omission?
The term “crisis pregnancy center,” which the anti-woman squad in Springfield hates, is not deceptive. Those centers do, indeed, seek to help women who view their pregnancies as crises. The belief that “pregnancy centers” must terminate pregnancies by killing humans is an arguable presupposition of leftists.
To people with properly formed consciences, killing a gestating human is the antithesis of “pregnancy care” or “medical care.” Killing a human in utero at any stage of life is the destruction of a pregnancy and the antithesis of medical care.
Providing healthcare or medical care for a pregnancy by definition requires a pregnancy. The essential constituent feature of a human pregnancy is the presence of a gestating human in a mother’s womb.
Bearing in mind the anxiety of Illinois’ woman-hating squad about fraudulent advertising, let’s look at the organizational antithesis of crisis pregnancy centers: “Planned Parenthood.”
The name “Planned Parenthood” for an organization that makes its filthy lucre from killing humans is deceptive in that “parenthood” necessarily involves raising children. Planned Parenthood’s business model centers not on planning the nurturing and raising of children. Planned Parenthood’s business model centers on nullifying parenthood through human slaughter.
Planned Parenthood is like a pro-anorexia organization falsely advertising itself as a healthy diet organization. A healthy diet—by definition—requires the ingestion of food. Similarly, parenthood requires children.
If leftists are so deeply concerned about deceptive advertising, then how about some intrepid truth-pursuer suggest changing the name of “Planned Parenthood” to “Calculated Carnage” or “Parenthood Nullification.”
And how about a Springfield lawmaker propose an amendment to this new law requiring Planned Parenthood to advertise its chief service, which is pregnancy termination through the slaughter of humans any time between their conception till their birthdays for any or no reason. Maybe a less deceptive ad would say “Full Service Fetal Abattoirs—We slaughter tiny humans at any age at taxpayer expense.”