Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

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.
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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December 29, 2014

Illinois Employers to provide special accommodations for pregnant women January 1st


Beginning next Thursday, Illinois employers will need to accommodate pregnant women working for them with work rules and special considerations.

Starting January 1, workplace provisions for women expecting babies will include limits on heavy lifting and assistance in manual labor; access to places to sit; more frequent restroom breaks; time off to recover from childbirth; and private break space for breast-feeding and expressing breast milk.

These new state rules are in addition to federal mandates requiring employers to provide for fulltime workers health care insurance that covers birth control, abortion and sterilization.

Public Act 98-1050, sponsored by State Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-Chicago) and State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights), and signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn in August, requires employers to provide what the General Assembly considers "reasonable accommodations and safe working conditions for expectant mothers so that they can continue working without fear of endangering their health or the health of the child."

The Illinois Department of Health Resources has a poster summarizing requirements of the new law, including the right to be free from unlawful discrimination and information on how to file a discrimination charge, which is to be downloadable from the IDHR website at www.Illinois.gov/IDHR 

Source: Illinois Review