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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June 15, 2012

Obama blessing forced abortion with U.S. tax dollars

International reaction is stirring in response to shocking photos that illustrate forced abortion in China.

China restricts families to having just one child, though there are some exceptions. So, women are forced to abort if they do have a second pregnancy. For example, a woman seven months along was beaten on June 3 and forced to abort her second child. The baby was placed next to her in bed, and a picture was taken to shame her.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president and primary spokesperson for the Susan B. Anthony List, says it is a travesty that the leaders of the U.S. are doing nothing about this.

 "We should, as planet earth, as children of God, be outraged and express that, certainly to China," she urges. "But our direct representative, President Obama, has all the power in the world, as does Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, to communicate our great displeasure and to revoke funding for the United Nations Population Fund."

 She says that is an organization that "has turned a blind eye over and over to this abuse." And it is a taxpayer-funded body.

 "You and I contribute to the U.N. Population Fund, which manages the Chinese Population Family Control Program on the ground," Dannenfelser details. "You and I and everyone [reading] are implicit in this forced abortion that happened and every other one that has occurred."

 Through an executive order in 2009, President Obama resumed funding to the organization and requested $47 million from the 2012 budget for the cause.

Contact: Charlie Butts
Source: OneNewsNow