Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

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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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April 23, 2015

Arrest of pro-lifer could land Chicago police in hot water

Eric Scheidler, executive director of Pro-Life Action League, tells OneNewsNow his group conducted a pro-life demonstration at Chicago's Navy Pier during Planned Parenthood's annual fundraising banquet at the site on the evening of April 15. With the permission of security personnel, Scheidler walked up Navy Pier, merely observing the event, walked back toward the pro-life demonstration – but then was arrested by Chicago police, jailed for four hours, and charged with misdemeanor trespassing.

Scheidler, Eric (Pro-Life Action League)"One of the things that really upset me about the whole experience, besides the injustice of the arrest, was that the police confiscated the memory card from my GoPro® camera," he explains. "This [recorded] footage showed my getting permission to go onto Navy Pier and then my getting arrested."

And that recording, he argues, completely exonerates him of any charge of trespassing.

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