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 23, 2012

Pro-Life Caucus Discusses Abortion in ObamaCare


The Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, joined by members of several family advocacy organizations, on Wednesday held a press conference exposing the mechanisms by which the federal health insurance exchanges set up in the new federal health care law force all taxpayers to subsidize  abortions.
While Congress was out of session last week, the Obama administration issued a final rule saying that all insurance companies wishing to take part in the exchanges will include surcharges of "no less than $1 a month" in every plan consumers buy. They also aren't allowed to tell consumers about it up front.
That, said the congressmen, violates the Hyde Amendment — a longstanding federal law stating that no taxpayer dollars can be used to pay for abortions, or insurance plans that cover them.
"There is nothing benign or compassionate about brutally taking the life of an unborn child through dismemberment or chemical poisoning," said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., the caucus co-chairman. "The president would like the American public to believe that his health care overhaul does not subsidize and facilitate the preventable tragedy of abortion, but his actions paint quite another picture."

Contact: Karla Dial
Source: CitizenLink