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.

April 6, 2012

New Study Shows Effectiveness of Abstinence Education

A recently released study shows that when sexual-risk avoidance messages are reinforced in classrooms, teens will delay beginning sexual activity.
The study, conducted by Choosing the Best Journey, followed two groups of high school freshmen over the course of one academic year, during which one group received eight sexual-risk avoidance messages in the classroom. At the end of the year, those students proved to be 1.5 times more likely to delay sexual activity than their peers.
When the sexual-risk avoidance message was not repeated, the researchers found, its effects tended to be neutralized by all the other sexual messages teens are bombarded with by the media.
Conducting the research in the classroom — where most sex-education lessons take place — set the study apart from other abstinence-education and contraceptive-centered research, said Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Association.
"Schools that are eager to implement a sex-education strategy that helps their students avoid all the risks of teens ex should take this study seriously," she said. "Officials who are crafting sex-education policies at the state and federal levels should also take the results seriously."
The Obama administration is seeking to eliminate funding for abstinence-centered education in the FY 2013 budget.

Contact: Karla Dial
Source: CitizenLink