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Will County Board rejects proclamation supporting county’s unborn babies



Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 11.52.56 AMWILL COUNTY – A resolution offering protection for babies developing in their mothers' wombs was rejected by Will County Board's Democrat majority Thursday night.

The proclamation, written by Will County Board member Steve Balich with the help of colleague Judy Ocala and Illinois Family Institute's David E. Smith, was the first denied by board leadership in the past six years, Balich said.  

"After the meeting, several members of the Democrat (Socialist) Caucus yelled at Republicans in one on one conversations for taking a position against EXECUTION on live babies after they are born," Balich wrote in his Will County News report.

The wording of the proclamation is as follows:

Whereas, Roe v. Wade is the legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973 ruled (7–2) that unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional and;

Whereas, the Supreme Court placed the point after which a state’s compelling interest in the pregnant woman’s health would allow it to regulate abortion “at approximately the end of the first trimester” and;

Whereas, the Supreme Court recognized the “point of the viability of the unborn baby” the State could protect its interest in “potential life” and regulate abortion and;

Whereas, the Will County Board recognizes it is a felony in the State of Illinois to abuse animals and;

Whereas, the Will County Board recognizes that on March 9, 2011, the State of Illinois abolished the death penalty for criminals and;

Whereas, per the Reproductive Health Act in Illinois a baby after coming out of a woman’s womb may left to die in the State of Illinois and;

Whereas, the Will County Board recognizes the fact that animals and criminals are treated with one standard, and newborn babies another;

Now, therefore, be it further resolved, that the Will County Board:


  1. stands against the inhumane act of allowing newborn babies to die;

  2. believes that everything should be done to protect the lives of these babies;

  3. proclaims that the month of July is “Protect ALL Babies Born Alive Month”; and

  4. asks everyone attending the Recessed County Board meeting on Thursday, July 18, 2019 to wear BLUE to support the life of “every” baby born alive.


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