Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

NO HB40
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 1, 2015

Press Conference outside of Senator Mark Kirk’s Chicago Office


Will you join me and other Illinois pro-life leaders this coming Thursday, September 3rd at a press conference outside of Senator Mark Kirk’s Chicago office? 

Earlier this month, Sen. Kirk voted AGAINST defunding Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, which has been caught on camera harvesting and haggling over the body parts of aborted children. Senator Kirk needs to hear from Illinois pro-lifers right now. At the press conference, we will tell him:

We do NOT want our taxpayer dollars to fund abortion! Senator Kirk should support any efforts to defund Planned Parenthood this fall.

We want to see babies protected from painful late term abortions after five months. Senator Kirk must vote FOR the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act this fall.

Here are the details for Thursday’s event:

What: Women Speak Out: Demand Sen. Kirk Support Sensible 5 Month Abortion Limit 

Where: Outside Senator Kirk’s Chicago Office at Federal Plaza – 230 S Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604

When: Thursday, September 3, 12 PM – 1 PM

Who:    Susan B. Anthony List 
            Americans United for Life Action
            Concerned Women for America of Illinois
            Illinois Family Institute
            Illinois Right to Life
    Illinois Federation for Right to Life 
            Pro-Life Action League
            Pro-Life Future
            Students for Life of America 
            And many more local pro-life leaders!

Our nation’s permissive abortion laws have allowed Planned Parenthood to go unchecked for too long. Thanks to the Center for Medical Progress, we now know with certitude that Planned Parenthood has is wheeling and dealing in the body parts of aborted children. 
They MUST be defunded.

Sadly, the U.S. is ALSO far outside the international norm when it comes to late term abortions. We are only one of seven countries – including human rights violators like China and North Korea -- to allow abortions after five months (20 weeks) more than halfway through pregnancy.

Join with me outside of Senator Kirk’s office this Thursday and ask him to defund Planned Parenthood AND help get the U.S. off the list of only seven nations lacking the compassion to protect babies – especially once they feel pain.

As Senator Kirk prepares to head back to Washington, D.C. after the August recess, he needs to hear from us – his pro-life constituents – now.

Join me on Thursday as we ask him to defund Big Abortion AND support a common sense, popular limit on abortion by voting FOR the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act when it comes for a vote in the fall.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you in Chicago this Thursday at noon outside of Senator Kirk’s downtown office!

For Life,

Jill Stanek
National Campaign Chair, Susan B. Anthony List