Constituents call out Rep. DeLuca for abortion vote
Two self-proclaimed "South Side Irish Catholics," Pat Hickey and Mike Houlihan, believe Illinois state Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) turned his back on the faith by voting "yes" to Senate Bill 25.
DeLuca partly campaigned to be a state representative based on his Catholic faith, but voted for the legislation that permits late-term abortions, removes safety and licensing requirements from abortion clinics and enables nurses to perform the procedure. The legislation, which radically alters the Reproductive Health Act, allows for the murder of a child, according to Hickey.
"The bill is the evilest piece of legislation to ever come up for any vote in Illinois history," Hickey told the South Cook News. "Senate Bill 25 pushed Illinois from being merely a stupid state to an evil state."
Houlihan, who filed a witness slip to testify against the bill but was not called, told the South Cook News he did so to stand against the killing of innocent children, who are the victims of abortion and the insane rhetoric that classifies the killing as "women's rights."
"Women's rights do not take precedence over human life," he said.
Along with DeLuca, Hickey said Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-Chicago), and Reps. Kelly Burke (D-Evergreen Park) and Frances Ann Hurley (D-Mt. Greenwood) are self-styled Catholic politicians who wear their religion like the green and plastic derbies sported by St. Patrick's Day revelers. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) has also turned his back on the faith he pretends to profess with aplomb, Hickey said.
"When the sanctity of life is threatened, politicians, Republican and Democrat, pull the death switches on command and vote 'Present,'" Hickey said.
Hickey said that along with denouncing DeLuca for voting "yes," constituents should turn out every politician who turned their backs on vulnerable unborn children.
"They voted this way because they know that Illinois voters have short memories and tend to be more concerned about the guy making millions on 'Jeopardy' than the laws that will destroy our way of life and murder the innocent," he said.
"I certainly hope they will withdraw their support for DeLuca and wake up to the fact that in this cultural war, he is the enemy," he said. "Everybody in the district will suffer emotionally and spiritually, because of the sneaky after-hours passing of these evil laws by their malevolent elected representatives who are blinded by their greed and lust for power. The world is made up of good and evil, and they have taken their stand."