Personal PAC: Supporting Illinois Pro-Choice & Women's Rights

The Right to Choose Hangs In The Balance–
Support Abortion Rights in Illinois.

Keep Abortion From Becoming Dangerous and Illegal In Illinois.

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Personal PAC Urges Danville City Council to Reject Anti-Abortion Ordinance

Personal PAC is raising the alarm across Illinois after a Danville City Council committee approved an ordinance on April 25 to outlaw abortion locally. Ahead of the full City Council meeting May 2, Personal PAC, other organizations, and pro-choice supporters in the Danville community are urging City Council members to reject the ordinance.

Personal PAC has worked for 30 years to ensure that Illinois law protects reproductive rights. Due in part to that work, abortion remains a fundamental right protected by the Illinois Constitution and the Illinois Reproductive Health Act. On May 1, Personal PAC sent a public letter to the members of the Danville City Council, signed by 145 supporters, urging them to vote NO on the ordinance before them.

“The City of Danville is not above the Illinois constitution and cannot exempt itself from the Reproductive Health Act,” said Personal PAC CEO and President Sarah Garza Resnick. “Even entertaining this ordinance does nothing except plant confusion and fear in those seeking to access their reproductive rights. It also opens the City of Danville to significant legal liability.”

Personal PAC remains committed to working with local communities across the state to ensure that abortion remains safe, legal, and accessible to all, and we will not hesitate to remind elected officials that abortion remains a fundamental right.

Click here for our open letter to the Danville City Council

Making Illinois a Safe Place for Women’s Reproductive Health Care

Personal PAC, an Illinois pro-choice organization, is implementing a multi-step strategy that will protect women’s reproductive rights in Illinois through 2032, regardless of any decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. With the passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) and the repeal of the Parental Notice of Abortion (PNA) law, Personal PAC accomplished its goal of repealing all existing anti-choice statutes and enacting pro-choice legislation in their place. And, in 2022, Personal PAC helped elect two new pro-choice justices to the Illinois Supreme Court, ensuring that the courts in Illinois will uphold women’s reproductive rights for the next decade. 

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One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Thanks to Trump’s Supreme Court overturning Roe, we must depend on our state and local elected officials to protect reproductive health care rights in Illinois. With abortion bans going into effect in more than half of all states, we need your full support to ensure Illinois can be here for all women from across the country. Without Illinois, women between the two coasts will have no place to turn for access to abortion services–putting a target square on our back for the anti-choice activists who have already achieved their goals in our surrounding states. When you support our work, you also donate to Illinois pro-choice candidates and campaigns, which helps to protect reproductive freedom for women across the Midwest!

Women’s Rights Are At Greater Risk Than Ever.

Personal PAC Fights to Protect Choice And Save Lives

Since 1989, Personal PAC has been fighting for and defending the inalienable right to choose for Illinois women. We elect officials who support choice and fight relentlessly against those who would take it away.

With the evisceration of Roe v. Wade, the health and lives of women are at stake for generations. We can go back to the dark days of dirty and deadly back-alley abortions…or work together to elect pro-choice leaders willing to fight for Illinois pro-abortion rights legislation to keep Illinois safe, healthy, and free.

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Keeping Abortion Safe and Legal Since 1989

For decades, Illinois had some of the most restrictive, anti-women, and outright cruel abortion restrictions in the United States. In 1989, Personal PAC was founded to reverse that tide. With the help of citizens across the state, we’ve been incredibly successful. But the fight never ends.

The enemies of choice never stop. And neither will we.

How we’ve protected choice for over 30 years

Pro-Choice Bills Passed


Election success for actively supported candidates

Anti-Choice Bills Defeated

Candidates Successfully Elected

Abortion in Illinois Is Under Attack By Right-Wing Extremists

HB 40 prevents Illinois from automatically making abortion illegal and dangerous when Roe is overturned and ensures that women who rely on Medicaid for their health insurance and state employees have access to abortion care. Right-wing politicians are trying to repeal HB 40 and make Illinois a more dangerous state for all women.

22 Anti-Abortion Bills Currently Pending in the Illinois General Assembly

The Reproductive Health Act (Rha)

In June of 2019, the Reproductive Health Act became law. The RHA modernized the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 which prohibited access for women to legally terminate an unwanted pregnancy. This update to Illinois’ laws gives women fundamental rights to make decisions about their own reproductive health care, including maternity and abortion care.

Since the RHA has gone into effect, right-wing legislators have filed bills for its repeal.  If this repeal is passed, it would result in women losing their constitutional right to legal and safe abortions in Illinois, which is why Personal PAC is dedicated to continuing the fight to protect women’s reproductive health care rights. Illinois women are depending on us.

Right-wing politicians have filed a bill to repeal the RHA

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Stop The March of Extremism

In states around Illinois and across the country, women are having their reproductive rights attacked and their access to abortion services eliminated. Get involved to help keep Illinois safe for the women in this state and across the country who need us. We can continue to be a sanctuary of women’s health care, but only if we continue electing pro-choice candidates in Illinois.

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We Can’t Go Back to This

When abortion is illegal, women are forced to risk everything. Sheila was brave enough to share her story of desperation, cruelty, and abandonment. It’s a story of survival, but one she never should have had to go through. Her story is one too many women have had to tell. We can never go back to those dark and deadly days. With your help, we’ll fight against those who want to drag us back.

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“There if I Needed It”

At 17, I was the first of my friends to have sex. Growing up in a middle-class suburb of the Twin Cities, I was lucky that when I thought I was pregnant there was a safe place I could go to get a free pregnancy test without shame or pressure. I was at the top of my senior class and on my way to being the first of my family to go to college – my whole life was ahead of me. I knew that a baby would take away all my future prospects. When the test came back negative I was relieved. Looking back, I don’t think I realized at the time how lucky I was to have the option of an abortion if I needed it. But now, watching the restrictions being placed on a woman’s reproductive health rights across the country, I wonder what my life would be like now if that test came back positive.

– Megan, 37

Share Your Story

When we share our stories about abortion, we learn about strong women making positive choices to improve their lives and protect their health. We show each other that we are not alone in this fight and that there is a supportive community within Personal PAC. We’d be honored if you shared your story. Let’s remember the lives we are fighting for.

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Pro-Choice. No Exceptions.

Donate to the Illinois Pro-Choice Movement Today To Keep Abortion Legal

The opponents of choice never stop their assault on women’s rights. Every generation has to fight. And for every generation, Personal PAC will be there to keep Illinois abortion legal. Help us protect women’s reproductive rights today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

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