Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed

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 was dismissed by Associate Circuit Judge Jennifer Ascher. A notice of appeal was entered on January 2nd, in the 4th Appelate Court.

June 8, 2012

Illinois Leads Nationwide Rally Against the HHS Mandate Friday, June 8th


The following are details for the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Illinois:

WHEN: Friday, June 8, Noon to 1:00 p.m. Central

WHERE: Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams Street, Chicago and in over 150 other cities nationwide

WHAT: Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally

WHO: Thousands of Citizens opposed to President Obama's HHS Mandate


Eric Scheidler, Co-Chairman of the Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom and Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League
Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago (audio message)
Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz, Founding Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Chicago Rabbinical Council
Asma Uddin, Legal Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Editor-In-Chief of
Elizabeth Kirk, Visiting Scholar, Center for Ethics & Culture at the University of Notre Dame
WHY: President Obama's HHS Mandate, enacted under the Affordable Care Act of 2010, attacks religious freedom by forcing employers, including religious schools and charities, to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, without regard to moral or conscience objections.


Citizens of all faiths, races and ages holding signs [flags, balloons, etc.]
"Surprise" swing band will appear in rally
Songs, hymns and prayers for our country and its leaders to restore religious liberty

For more information on the Nationwide Rally effort, including media contacts for the national leadership team, visit

Contact: Tom Ciesielka