Pro-Life Organizations Form Coalition to Stop ‘Illinois FOCA’at

Pro-life and pro-family organizations from across the country have assembled a coalition to fight HB-2354, or the Illinois Reproductive Health and Access Act. The coalition calls the bill Illinois’ version of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), and has launched a Web site,, to give citizens who oppose the bill a place to connect with each other and receive updates. “This ‘Illinois FOCA’ takes away the most basic restrictions on abortion that even a majority of pro-choice advocates support,” said Eric Scheidler, communications director of the Pro-Life Action League, one of the organizations leading the grassroots mobilization. “We joined together and developed because we needed a place where people could get all the facts about this heinous bill, and take action against it.”