Abortion is commonly thought of as primarily an issue for the U.S. Supreme Court, and many pro-life efforts focus on the goal of overturning the Roe v. Wade decision. However, until that goal is realized, there is much that pro-lifers can do to protect human life through their local governments. Specifically, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that states have the right to enact laws that limit and regulate the practice of abortion.

In this focus article, Brian Hengesbaugh of the ICE-PAC Board of Directors explains why the time is right for Illinois to adopt these kinds of laws, and why the efforts of groups like ICE-PAC are worthwhile.