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.

May 29, 2015

Embryonic stem cells sold on black market for plastic surgery

Eight people were found guilty in the City Court in Budapest, Hungary, of selling embryonic stem cells from aborted babies in the black market for use in creating cosmetics. The stem cells were used at a plastic surgery clinic where patients paid $25,000 per treatment.

Alliance Defending Freedom filed a brief in the case stating that European law stipulates that life begins at conception and the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that human embryos are not to be used for industrial or commercial purposes.

Sentences for the eight suspects varied based on the extent of their role in the scheme. In 2009, a Switzerland-based firm admitted using the aborted baby cells in skin-care products. The same was true for a San Francisco firm in 2012, and soda and food firms in the U.S. stopped using them for flavor testing.

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