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 20, 2012

Romney support among women increases, CBS News/NY Times poll shows


The new CBS News/New York Times poll which came out in the morning, shows pro-life Mitt Romney and pro-abortion Barack Obama deadlocked at 46%. For reasons best known to these news outlets, the "internals" were not released until later. What do we see?

Long-term, by far the most important consideration is found in the headline of a CBS News story: "Poll reveals gap between married and single women" and one sentence by Jan Crawford: "A month ago, President Obama had an 11-point lead over Mitt Romney among women voters. Today's poll, taken after Hillary Rosen's comments and the subsequent firestorm, puts the gap at six points."

It is true that Romney trails among ALL women just as he leads among men. But Mr. Romney actually is running ahead among married women, 49% to 42% while Obama has a large lead among single women, 62% to 34%.

Crawford's story has one other piece of particularly chilling news for President Obama.

"The poll also shows that Romney has a real opportunity to introduce/define himself with voters–or Obama campaign has an opening to do that for him. Despite the tough Republican primary, 37 percent of voters say they are undecided or need to know more about Romney before expressing a view on him.

"On the other hand, voters know the incumbent–only 13 percent say they're undecided or need to know more on President Obama. Of those who have a view, 45 percent now view the President unfavorably, compared to 34 percent with an unfavorable view of Romney."

Romney leads in two polls– Gallup and Rasmussen—by 2 points and 4 points, respectively. The two that Obama is ahead in—CNN  by 9 points and Reuters by 4 points—have huge flaws. All this while (a) Republicans presidential candidates harshly criticized one another and Mr. Obama faced no primary challenge; and (b) Mr. Obama's support among Independents continues to sink by the week.

Contact: Dave Andrusko
Source: National Right to Life