Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed

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.

November 14, 2014

Republicans retain pro-life leadership: McConnell as incoming Senate majority leader, Boehner as Speaker

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(right) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

The symbolism was perfect. A pro-life party makes huge gains November 4 and pro-life Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is elected unanimously as majority leader-elect today by the Republicans who will serve as senators in the Congress that convenes in January.

And McConnell, who was strongly supported by National Right to Life in his re-election bid against pro-abortion Alison Lundergan Grimes, is nominated by pro-life Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH). His nomination is then seconded by incoming pro-life Senator-elect Tom Cotton (Ark.)
McConnell, first elected to the Senate in 1984, will officially become majority leader when the new Congress is sworn in January. McConnell has served as Senate minority leader during the past eight years.

Republicans picked up eight seats in the mid-term elections and have a strong chance to pick up a ninth next month in Louisiana, where pro-abortion Democrat Mary Landrieu is squaring off in a runoff December 6 against pro-life Republican Bill Cassidy.

On the Democratic side, outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) has been tapped by his caucus to be the Senate minority leader come January.

Pro-life Speaker of the House John Boehner(right) Pro-life Speaker of the House John Boehner

Over in the House, Republicans re-elected John Boehner (Ohio) as Speaker. New and re-elected members also returned Boehner’s top three leadership lieutenants: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Ca.), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.), and GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rogers (Wa.). As is Boehner, all three are pro-life.

Republicans have already gained 12 seats and could possibly equal or eclipse the 246 they won in 1946. There are 435 voting members in the House; 218 constitutes a majority, when all members vote.

House Democrats are expected to return pro-abortion Nancy Pelosi (Ca.) as House minority leader, although (as is the case with Sen. Reid) there is grumbling within the ranks after a tumultuous Tuesday.

Pelosi got into an argument today with reporters when they asked if she had considered stepping down from her leadership position.

By Dave Andrusko, NRL News Today