Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

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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 16, 2012

Taking on executive branch re: abstinence ed.

    
     Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

While the Obama administration continues to push its agenda for safe sex and its support of Planned Parenthood, Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has introduced the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act to the Senate.

The Senate version of HR 2874 mirrors a measure introduced by Rep. Randy Hultgren (R) of Illinois last year. Valerie Huber of the National Abstinence Education Association says it would reestablish an effective approach to the Sexual Risk Avoidance program.

 "Basically, it does a couple of things: The first is it clarifies what is meant by 'abstinence education' by really defining it as sexual risk avoidance education, and it very clearly communicates what an authentic abstinence program teaches," she explains.

Meanwhile, Huber reports that a congressional sign-on letter is being circulated in the House by Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas) and Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma), "asking that this legislation actually become the working language for abstinence education funding in the budget that will be debated here very soon."

 In his 2013 budget, President Obama proposes that money available to states for abstinence education be redirected toward comprehensive sex education, which Huber describes as a "breathtaking overreach of executive power"

Contact: Bob Kellogg
Source: OneNewsNow