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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September 28, 2015
A chance to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Cox, Jerry (Arkansas Family Council)"Back a few years ago, the Arkansas Legislature passed a really good law that essentially bans most abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy," explains Jerry Cox of the Family Council. "[It] made a few exceptions in there, but for the most part, about 98 percent of the abortions would be banned after the 12th week."
However, a St. Louis federal court, then the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down that part of the law. Cox says the intent of the bill is to save babies' lives and also to give the high court an opportunity.
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