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

The truth about 'risk reduction' sex education


A newly released study from the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) presents a decisive challenge to the content, research, and funding of comprehensive sex education.
Valerie Huber, executive director of the NAEA, says this exhaustive report examines the differences between comprehensive sex education and abstinence education, and it shows the dismal research used to prop up comprehensive -- or "risk reduction" -- sex education.

"The research base for comprehensive sex education is seriously lacking," Huber tells OneNewsNow. "That argument is merely a strawman argument for the administration to push an ideological agenda that is, in fact, harmful to young people."

For too long, she says, people have been duped into believing sexual risk reduction is the best option for children. But this report, she believes, is a game-changer.

"I say that because it responds in a proactive manner to all of the attacks against sexual risk-avoidance abstinence education, and it also looks from an objective research view at what it takes to be an evidence-based program," the NAEA executive director explains.

Contact: Bob Kellogg
Source: OneNewsNow