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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November 24, 2015
US Supreme Court will hear challenge to Texas abortion law
Abortion providers argue that the new standards would force most of the state’s abortion clinics to close, and the law therefore constitutes a restriction on women’s access to legal abortion.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton counters: “The advancement of the abortion industry’s bottom line shouldn’t take precedent over women’s health, and we look forward to demonstrating the validity of these important health and safety requirements in court.” The law requires abortion clinics to meet the safety standards required of other surgical centers; doctors are required to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Abortion advocates say that only 10 of the more than 40 abortion clinics currently open in Texas can meet those standards.
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