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 18, 2012
'Doe' describes odd twist in landmark abortion case
The plaintiff in one of the landmark cases that opened the door to abortion in 1973 says her pregnancy was used by the legal system without her permission.
Two companion Supreme Court cases in 1973 -- Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton -- led to decisions that legalized abortion on demand. "Doe" in Doe v. Bolton is actually Sandra Cano, who says she was seeking a divorce at the time, but discovered a shocking result.
"I wanted my two children and I went to the Atlanta Legal Aid," she said during a recent appearance on American Family Radio's Today's Issues. "And from there, unbeknownst to me -- I still don't know how all this came about -- I became 'Doe' in Doe v. Bolton without my knowledge."
Cano was pregnant at the time and then found out she was to have an abortion arranged by her well-meaning mother. Cano says she would never have agreed to have an abortion and did not believe in abortion.
"Regardless of me saying no, I'm not going to have an abortion, I ran away the night before I was to go into the hospital at Georgia Baptist to have an abortion and I went to Hugo, Oklahoma," she described.
Yet while she did not have the abortion, the case continued to wind its way through the court system, using her pregnancy, resulting in a ruling in favor of abortion on demand. Norma McCorvey -- the "Roe" in Roe v. Wade -- contends her name was similarly misused in that case. McCorvey is now a pro-life activist and operates a pro-life ministry called "Roe No More."
Contact: Charlie Butts