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.

June 4, 2015

Senator Graham to reintroduce Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in U.S. Senate!

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has announced that he will introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate the week of June 8, 2015.

This bill would extend general protection to unborn children nationwide beginning at 20 weeks fetal age, based on congressional recognition that by this point in development, if not earlier, the unborn child is capable of experiencing pain.The bill is based on model legislation developed by National Right to Life, already enacted in 11 states.  On May 13, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) by a vote of 242-184.

It is easy for you to send email messages to your two U.S. senators, urging them to sign on as original Senate cosponsors of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  Just use our "Take Action" link, enter your zip code, and you will be taken to a page that shows you the names of your two U.S. senators, along with a suggested message (you can modify the suggested message however you see fit).  Be sure that you enter your contact information in the places provided, so that your senators' offices will recognize that the communication comes from a constituent, and so that you can receive a reply from the senator(s).

For access to extensive documentation regarding the pain capacity of unborn children and related subjects, click here.