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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March 2, 2016

Supreme Court hears arguments on Texas abortion law

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 2 in the case of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a challenge to the new state law that imposes medical standards on abortion providers in the state of Texas.

The arguments presented to the Court centered on the question of whether the medical standards created by the Texas law impose an "undue burden" on women seeking abortions. Supporters of abortion have claimed that the law would force as many as 20 abortion clinics to close, because they cannot meet the new standards.

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