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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April 13, 2012

Planned Parenthood Clergy Group Calls for '40 Days of Prayer' for Abortion


"For an organization that claims to be about women's health, this Planned Parenthood prayer guide seems to focus exclusively on abortion." -- Mark Tooley, IRD President

A clergy committee of Planned Parenthood is calling for "40 days of prayer and contemplation" for abortion in a program mirroring the "40 Days for Life" campaign that opposes the practice. The Humboldt County Clergy for Choice, a committee of Six Rivers Planned Parenthood in Northern California, launched the gatherings to support "reproductive justice" March 18 through April 27.

Among the prayer points are "for the families we've chosen," celebration and thankfulness of abortion, abortion doctors, and for "a cloud of gentleness to surround every abortion facility."

The Planned Parenthood "Clergy for Choice" group includes United Methodist, Episcopal, Reform Jewish and Unitarian Universalist clergy. The group plans an evening concluding the event at a local United Methodist church.

IRD President Mark Tooley commented:

 "For an organization that claims to be about women's health, this Planned Parenthood prayer guide seems to focus exclusively on abortion.

"How sad that clergy who are supposed to protect innocent life instead try to sanctify death.

"Some day churches will repent for their complicity in the culture of death. Until then, all persons of good will should robustly defend all innocents who cannot defend themselves."

Contact: Jeff Walton
Source: Institute on Religion and Democracy