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Illinois gets grim 'congrats' as abortion destination

Illinois gets grim 'congrats' as abortion destination


Illinois gets grim 'congrats' as abortion destination

The state of Illinois is becoming the abortion capital of the Midwest which a pro-life activist attributes to taxpayers’ money and ambitious plans by Planned Parenthood.

Eric Scheidler of Pro-Life Action League tells AFN abortion-minded women are flocking to Illinois from other states for a number of reasons. One of those, he says, is taxpayers are paying for the abortions in clinics that are conveniently located near other states.

Scheidler, Eric (Pro-Life Action League) Scheidler

“And we've allowed Planned Parenthood to build massive abortion centers right over the border,” he advises, “from the states of Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri.”

All three of those states are known for their restrictive abortion laws, which is not the case in Illinois, where the number of out-of-state abortions jumped 29% in 2020. Those numbers will likely climb, too.

“It's a very, very grim situation for unborn children in the state of Illinois right now,” Scheidler says, “and of course for pro-life Illinoisans who are horrified at what our state has become.”