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.

September 21, 2015

ACTION ALERT - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

U.S. Senate to vote Sept. 22 on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will force a Senate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) on Tuesday, September 22.

This legislation 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 during an abortion.

The legislation is based on an NRLC-originated model bill that has been enacted in 12 states.

H.R. 36 already passed the House of Representatives on May 13, 2015, by a vote of 242-184.  H.R. 36 is nearly identical to a Senate companion bill, S. 1553, sponsored by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC)

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