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 3, 2012
Another case against unacceptable mandate
Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has filed suit against an ObamaCare mandate that requires companies like Hercules Industries to provide free birth control, the "morning-after" pill and sterilization.
The Denver-based HVAC product manufacturer is a family-owned business led by devout Catholics with sincerely held beliefs regarding the sanctity of life. Even though the healthcare mandate would violate the family's religious beliefs, the new rules would require the business to begin providing the controversial coverage when its self-insured plan renews at the first of November.
"The government shouldn't punish people of faith for making decisions in accordance with their faith," contends ADF attorney Matt Bowman. "Every American should know that a government with the power to punish people for their faith can do that, and worse, to everyone. The abortion pill mandate unconstitutionally coerces the leadership of Hercules Industries to violate their religious beliefs and consciences under the threat of heavy fines and penalties."
Bowman concludes "that is not acceptable in America."
The lawsuit is the second one filed against the mandate on behalf of a business that would be forced to finance the new insurance coverage and violate its religious beliefs.
Contact: Charlie Butts