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.

December 15, 2014

Potential scam: calls requesting donations to NRLC

The National Right to Life Committee warns that a potentially bogus group is soliciting donations in their name.

National Right to Life Committee reports they have been by contacted by people who have received calls asking for contributions to a right to life committee. Carol Tobias is president of the national organization and she clarifies that these calls are not from the NRLC.

“It is certainly not National Right to Life doing it,” she tells OneNewsNow. “If we do phone calls, we are asking people to donate to National Right to Life Committee, National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund, National Right to Life Pac, the National Right to Life Victory Fund. We make sure that our name is in there so that people know who they are giving to.”

Tobias says people who do receive the calls should ask the caller to send a letter verifying the request for a donation.

“They should check out who the group is before they send their money,” she says. “I would encourage people not to give money with a credit card over the phone unless they are sure that they know who will be getting the money. And if someone did get the phone call, we would really appreciate it if they would let us know any information they found out.”

NRLC is looking for information in order to track down the source of the calls. At this point Tobias says they don't know who is making the calls, or whether it's a legitimate cause or a fraud.

By: Charlie Butts,