WATCH: Powerful Video Shows Teens Singing Lullaby Remembering Babies Who Died in Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 26, 2019   |   12:48PM   |   Washington, DC

An immensely powerful video of students singing a lullaby to unborn babies at the Illinois Capitol is reaching tens of thousands of people through the internet.

The youth choir from St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Chicago went to the capitol to peacefully stand in opposition to two radical pro-abortion bills that are moving through the state legislature.

The video, posted on March 20 to Facebook, shows the young people singing “Lully, Lulla, Lullay” by Philip Stopford inside the capitol rotunda, according to Father John Zuhlsdorf’s blog. As of Tuesday, the video had more than 118,000 views.

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The lyrics are:

Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,

Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

Lullay, thou little tiny Child,

Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do,

For to preserve this day

This poor youngling for whom we do sing

Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

Herod, the king, in his raging,

Charged he hath this day

His men of might, in his owne sight,

All young children to slay.

That woe is me, poor Child for Thee!

And ever mourn and sigh,

For thy parting neither say nor sing,

Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

Peaceful protests have been growing against Illinois lawmakers’ push to expand abortions in the state. Last week, so many pro-lifers flooded the state capitol for a rally that police temporarily closed access to the building due to “overcrowding.”

Right now, Illinois is considering several radical pro-abortion bills that would allow unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth.

The legislation would treat abortion as a “fundamental right” and strip away even minor protections for unborn babies and medical professionals who object to abortions. Capitol News Illinois reports the Reproductive Health Act (House Bill 2495) appears likely to pass with Democrats in control of both state houses and the governor’s office. Gov. J.B. Pritzker supports the bill.

If the legislation passes, it would prohibit the state from passing even simple, common sense abortion regulations. It would erase criminal penalties for performing abortions and allow non-doctors to do them. The legislation also would repeal the partial-birth abortion ban, abortion clinic regulations and conscience protections for medical workers.

The Thomas More Society described the bill as “the most radical piece of abortion legislation that has ever been introduced in Illinois.”

A second bill would repeal the state parental notification law, which requires underage girls to inform at least one parent before she has an abortion.

The bills are pending in the 101st General Assembly as House Bills 2467 & 2495 and Senate Bills 1594 & 1942. The Thomas More Society detailed analysis can be found here.

ACTION: Contact Illinois lawmakers to oppose the bill.