Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed

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 was dismissed by Associate Circuit Judge Jennifer Ascher. A notice of appeal was entered on January 2nd, in the 4th Appelate Court.

March 6, 2012

Parents' role in abortion: A legal dilemma?


The Illinois Supreme Court will soon decide whether parents should have a role when their minor child seeks to terminate a pregnancy.

The Parental Notice of Abortion Act was passed by the Illinois legislature 17 years ago, but has never been enforced because of legal challenges by the American Civil Liberties Union. Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorney Steven H. Aden believes it is time for the state Supreme Court to change that.

"Parents matter in abortion decisions," states Aden. "If abortionists truly cared about young girls, they wouldn't be pushing to make sure parents stay in the dark while the clinic takes advantage of their daughters' bodies and desperate situations -- not to mention the life of the child in the womb."

ADF attorney Noel Sterett participated in filing a brief with the court, saying: "A young child's wellbeing is worth much more than an abortionist's bottom line. This law balances the needs of desperate young girls with the rights of the parents who care most about them.

"The Illinois Supreme Court should allow this protective law to go into effect and reject the arguments of those who want to shut parents out of their children's critical health decisions."

A lawsuit was also filed in federal court where the law was found to be constitutional, but the ACLU is now appealing that decision as well.

Contact: Charlie Butts
Source: OneNewsNow