Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

On November 30, 2017, the Thomas More Society filed a taxpayer lawsuit against State of Illinois officials in a counter attack against House Bill 40, which requires public funding of tens of thousands of elective abortions. The taxpayer lawsuit, filed in the Sangamon County Circuit Court, is brought on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Illinois taxpayers, represented by county and statewide pro-life organizations including the Illinois Federation for Right to Life and it's many affiliates.
HB 40 would force every Illinoisan to pay for free abortions for those on Medicaid and state employee health insurance. This would apply through the full nine months of pregnancy and for any reason, even when the latest scientific research has shown that the unborn child can feel pain and survive outside the womb.

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March 9, 2012

Abortion -- taking doctors out of the picture


According to one pro-lifer, midwives and nurses performing abortions is the latest trend spreading throughout the country, as fewer and fewer doctors are interested in the practice.

Late last month, Sen. Christine Kehoe (D) introduced SB 1501 to the California Senate -- a bill that would allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives to do chemical and aspiration abortions. But the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) tells OneNewsNow this idea is not confined to California. Legal Counsel Jennifer Popick reports that the notion is popping up in other states at the behest of abortion activists.

 "Those who promote abortion sort of have this two-tiered approach. They say abortion's something between and woman and her doctor and we want to keep it safe, rare, and legal. Quite frankly, they're working very hard to take the doctors out of the picture," Popick contends. "It's sort of just rhetoric masking that they want abortion on demand, and it's absolutely something that doesn't protect women."

She points out that because abortion is invasive, the absence of a doctor could spell trouble if and when complications arise. However, fewer doctors are interested in that field.

 "Not many physicians are going into it anymore, into the practice of abortion. It's got a stigma attached to it," the pro-lifer explains. "For various reasons, nobody's going into it anymore as a practice field, and so there [are] fewer and fewer doctors across the country performing abortions."

 Popick also notes "telemed" abortions, where a woman speaks briefly via webcam with a doctor who is possibly located hundreds of miles away. RU-486 is dispensed with the push of a button, and the woman goes home to have the abortion by herself, which takes the doctor out of most of the picture.

Contact: Charlie Butts
Source: OneNewsNow