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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July 11, 2012
More reason to reinforce abstinence education
According to a new House subcommittee report, abstinence education is a better approach to preventing teen pregnancy than is comprehensive sex education.
National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) director Valerie Huber says the report from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee reinforces the conclusion of a separate report her organization released a month earlier.
"This was not just written by a member of Congress, and it didn't just emanate out of any committee," she details. "The fact that this report came from the committee in the House where policy for sex education emanates is very, very important."
She hopes this report will lead to much needed changes in government policy regarding sex education.
"The policies that need to be changed … which are outlined in greater detail in this report, basically would change the emphasis to encourage teens to wait [until marriage] to have sex and to reinforce the many good behaviors that so many teens are already exhibiting," Huber details.
The NAEA director adds that 75 percent of 15- to 17-year-olds have reportedly never had sex. She believes that is a trend the federal sex-education policy should reinforce.
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