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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June 11, 2015

Federal appeals court upholds Texas’ historic pro-life HB 2

Pro-abortion attorneys have vowed to quickly appeal a decision by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which upheld the bulk of Texas’s historic HB 2, the 2013 law which then-state Senator Wendy Davis famously filibustered.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared that the unanimous ruling by Judges Jennifer Walker Elrod, Catharina Haynes, and Edward C. Prado represented a “vindication of the careful deliberation by the Texas Legislature to craft a law to protect the health and safety of Texas women.”

Attorney General Ken Paxton said “Abortion practitioners should have no right to operate their businesses from sub-standard facilities and with doctors who lack admitting privileges at a hospital.” He added, “This ruling will help protect the health and well-being of Texas women. I am proud to have both supported this law in the legislature and defended it in the courts. …. HB 2 both protects the unborn and ensures Texas women are not subjected to unsafe and unhealthy conditions.”

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