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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June 2, 2015


Health Care Right of Conscience Act (SB1564)

We would like to thank all those who thus far have called and stopped the vote on this bill over and over again.

Without your support and effort we would not have successfully stopped the sponsor from calling the bill prior to the deadline of May 31st.  We won that battle, however the war is not over.  The deadline for SB1564 has again been extended, now until June 30th. This gives the pro-aborts more time to gather more votes to pass this dangerous legislation. However, it is also giving pro-lifers the time to take the votes back in the name of life.

We cannot stop. We need to continue to call our Representatives and urge them to vote NO on SB1564.

The House will be back in session Thursday June 4th so call now!

Here is more information on SB1564...

Sponsor: Senator Biss.

This bill undermines Healthcare Right of Conscience by requiring pro-life facilities to provide information that will help women obtain an abortion thus violating their morals or religious beliefs.

The bill is on the House floor for debate and vote. The deadline to call the bill for a vote has been extended to June 30th and we have time to stop it!


Contact your Representative and urge him/her to vote NO on SB1564.

Click here to find your Representative's contact information.

Click here for more information on this bill.