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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May 25, 2012
An abortuary's priority targets
In releasing a survey that shows abortionists are targeting colleges in a substantial way, Students for Life says that underlines the need for pro-life campus groups.
Life Dynamics in 2011 released "Racial Targeting and Population Control," an exhaustive study of zip codes that proved Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities are strategically located near minority-dominated neighborhoods. Now, Students for Life's Kristan Hawkins tells OneNewsNow her group checked out the significance of Planned Parenthoods in zip codes that were not minority areas.
"Those zip codes that were not African-American or Latino neighborhoods were within five miles of a college," Haskins reports. "And then we looked at Planned Parenthoods. There [are] about 780 Planned Parenthood affiliates across America, and we found that 78.8 percent, so 615, Planned Parenthoods are located within five miles of a college [or] university."
She suspects those locations are targeting 18- to 25-year-old students and are helping Planned Parenthood sell its message of contraception and abortion. But in Hawkins' view, that underlines the need for a pro-life message.
"It just confirms what we know -- that we have to be there on college campuses because it's the ground zero of the pro-life movement," she asserts. "And it confirms even more why it's important to have a Students for Life group on a campus, to be there educating students and providing a source of support for pregnant and parenting students who need help."
She notes that with the appropriate support, pregnant students can have their babies and continue their education.
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