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

GOP Congressman Bob Dold votes against, Democrat Lipinski for defunding Planned Parenthood

Illinois Congressman Bob Dold (IL-10) split with House Republicans Friday and voted to keep sending federal taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. Congressman Dan Lipinski was one of three Democrats that voted to stop sending funds to Planned Parenthood.

The 241 to 187 House vote included three Republicans voting against stripping the funding while 183 Democrats voted against it.

After undercover videos showed Planned Parenthood officials admitting that numerous affiliates sell body parts from human babies aborted in their clinics, several states launched investigations into whether the illegal practice were taking place in their jurisdictions. So far, South Carolina, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana have initiated investigations in Planned Parenthood's practices.

Illinois has not moved to investigate or defund its 21 Planned Parenthood clinics.

Click here for the originating article from Illinois Review.