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

Sex-selective abortions on taxpayers' dime


With the release of a new undercover video from Live Action, there is a fresh push for federal legislation to ban sex-selective abortions.

 Live Action visited two abortion clinics in Hawaii, where employees encouraged prospective patients to abort female babies and use tax dollars to pay for it. In the first video, an undercover investigator talked with a worker at a clinic in Maui, who encouraged her to abort a baby girl:

Employee: "…and like I said -- everybody has a different story and a different reason, and this is your reason and this is your situation. So, they should be accommodating, because we can help you determine, and it's nobody's business and nobody's reason but yours."

 In a similar video filmed in a Honolulu Planned Parenthood, a Live Action undercover worker was encouraged to proceed with aborting a girl and to use state insurance to pay for it:

Employee: "You've got to go with the state Quest, or you've got to pay out of your pocket."

Life Action: "What's Quest?"

Employee: "State insurance."

Live Action: "Quest -- so it covers abortion?"

Employee: "Yeah."

Live Action: "How much of it?"

Employee: "All of it."

Live Action: "Really?"

Employee: "Uh huh."

Live Action: "And they don't, it doesn't matter the reason?"

Employee: "No."

Live Action: "So, if I wanted to terminate a girl, the government would pay for it?"

Employee: "They don't care."

The day after the release of the latest video, Senator David Vitter (R) of Louisiana introduced a bill called the "Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act," which would make abortions on the basis of gender illegal.

Live Action has previously released undercover video revealing sex-selective abortion practices in Arizona and Texas.

Contact: Charlie Butts
Source: OneNewsNow