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 10, 2015

Illinois Pastors call on Governor Rauner to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood

A group of Illinois pastors is urging fellow Illinoisans to call on Governor Rauner and state legislators to stop sending their tax dollars to Planned Parenthood with a video they released this week.

Called the "Christian Emergency League," following the lead of German pastor Diedrich Bonhoeffer that called the Nazis into account for their evil deeds, says they are stepping up because Republicans, conservative leaders and pro-life activists continue to remain silent and not hold the governor or state lawmakers accountable for continuing to send millions to Planned Parenthood, despite the revelation of clinics selling aborted baby body parts for medical research.

Despite claiming to have "no social agenda," Rauner has signed into law bills implementing a liberal social agenda. "It is evil to fund Planned Parenthood's practices,' the video says, and quoting Bonhoeffer, "Silence in the face of evil is in itself evil."

Click here for the originating article from Illinois Review