Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed
NO HB40

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 was dismissed by Associate Circuit Judge Jennifer Ascher. A notice of appeal was entered on January 2nd, in the 4th Appelate Court.

September 17, 2014

Hultgren takes to House Floor to Criticize Obamacare's Abortion Coverage


Wednesday, on the floor of the U.S. House, Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) criticized the White House and health insurance companies following a report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirming that under the President’s health care law—Obamacare—taxpayer dollars are subsidizing more than 1,000 plans nationwide that cover elective abortion, contrary to promises made by the President and Democratic leaders when the law was passed in 2009.

Rep. Hultgren was not serving in the House when Obamacare became law, but at the time, many Members of Congress and their constituents raised concerns that there were not adequate safeguards preventing taxpayer-funded abortion, a suspicion confirmed by the GAO report.

Rep. Hultgren urged full transparency from the President and for the Senate to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act which ensures the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal tax dollars from paying for abortions, is implemented across the federal government.