Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

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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May 14, 2015

Democrat Lipinski, Republican Dold vote against their parties' abortion positions

Wednesday, the U.S. House voted 242-184 to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks in the womb - a stage at which medical evidence shows unborn babies feel pain. All Democrat members of the Illinois delegation - except Dan Lipinski (IL-03) - opposed the measure. All Republicans members from Illinois, except the 10th District's Robert Dold, supported HB 36. “As a pro-choice representative for the 10th District, I have a clear record of supporting women’s choice in healthcare decisions, and this bill fails to protect those choices," Dold said in a statement issued after the vote.

Downstate Congressman John Shimkus said allowing babies to be aborted after 20 weeks is immoral. “The U.S. is one of only seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks,” said Shimkus. “That’s not only immoral, but science now tells us that such late term abortions are painful to babies who are increasingly able to survive premature birth.”

No vote has been scheduled in the U.S. Senate, and President Obama promises to veto the measure if it comes to his desk.

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