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. |
The Thomas More society is a not for profit national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious freedom. The Thomas More Society is based in Chicago. Please consider helping the Thomas More Society with your financial support.
July 13, 2012
ObamaCare Ruling Makes electorate less likely to vote for President Obama
Thanks to those who took the time to pass along kind words about yesterday's column titled "Pro-Lifers Refuse to be misled about Pro-Life Mitt Romney." What I said was simply that President Obama's re-election campaign will say anything, a truth (pardon the pun) that even the slavishly pro-Obama media is beginning to grudgingly acknowledge.
I believe you will find today's update on the presidential election of more than passing interest.
· ObamaCare. We will see over time what the lasting effects are of the Supreme Court ruling upholding virtually all of ObamaCare and the House of Representatives' vote Wednesday to repeal ObamaCare. Short-term (and I believe this effect will only grow larger) the impact has been that the Court's ruling has made voters less likely to vote for Obama–27% said the ruling would make them "less likely" to vote for the President to just 12% who told the Quinnipiac Poll it would make them "more likely." Among Independents the margin was even larger: 27% to 9%. And among Catholics, even more so: 35% to 10%–a whopping 25 point difference!
· Job approval. Jay Cost, who writes for the Weekly Standard, had a fascinating analysis on Wednesday. To boil it down to a few sentences, President Obama's job approval (according to a recent Real Clear Politics average of polls) is 46.8%. (And as Cost notes, "[T]he bulk of those polls are either polls of adults or registered voters, which tend to be more favorable to Democrats than the actual electorate.") But if you break down those approval numbers demographically (White, Black, Hispanic), they are much lower for Obama than they were in 2008. This is also largely truly if you divide along partisan lines (Democratic, Republican, and Independent) and completely true by geographic regions. (Cost gives Gallup credit for the data.)
· Into the Lion's Den—a common metaphor for Mr. Romney delivering an address to the NAACP. While all the attention was initially focused on the scattered booing (when Mr. Romney criticized ObamaCare), "What you may not know is that he got a standing ovation as he left the stage and elicited applause several times during his 25-minute address to the nation's oldest civil rights group," according to Andrea Stone, of the Huffington Post.
Contact: By Dave Andrusko
Source: National Right to Life