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 29, 2012
New undercover footage further reveals that pro-abortion organizations support sex-selective abortions and encourage women to carry out such terminations.
The latest undercover work from Live Action took place in North Carolina. The video shows a National Abortion Federation (NAF) clinic in Raleigh and a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chapel Hill advising women on how to move forward with aborting their baby girls because they want a boy instead. For example, a worker at the Raleigh clinic advises a woman to lie to her OB/GYN.
Woman: "If I went to them and they did the ultrasound and [said] everything is healthy and it looks good, but it's a girl, would they be judgmental of me if they found out later that I aborted because it was a girl?
NAF: "No. All you would have to do, if you wanted to go back to them for a follow-up or keep them as your regular doctor, just say that you had to go to the hospital and miscarried."
Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, says these clinics are hypocritical.
"They are helping the search-and-destroy mission of little girls," she asserts. "And I think that more and more people are realizing that this is fundamentally hypocritical and that the organization and all these groups that claim to pamper women are really helping wage the war against women."
Rose notes that the U.K., Australia and other countries have bans on sex-selective abortion, and she says it is time for the United Sates to ban "this most lethal form of gender discrimination."
"It's about time the United States started to protect these girls from gendercide," she contends.
Live Action's "Gendercide in America" project has now documented abortion clinics' support for sex-selection at eight clinics in five states.
Contact: Bill Bumpas