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.

May 17, 2016

The racial targeting of abortion

Decades after the Civil War, America continues to deal with race relations. Joe Langfeld of Human Life Alliance tells OneNewsNow that one of the new beginnings in that arena occurred 62 years ago – on May 17, 1954 – when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered an end to segregation in public schools when it ruled in Brown v. Board of Education.

"And [even now] we're still dealing with the issues of difficulties in race relations," Langfeld shares. "In terms of abortion, African-Americans by far have more abortions than any other segment of the U.S. population."

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Guttmacher Institute, more than 30 percent of the nation's abortions occur in the black population – which is estimated at 13 percent of the total population. Similarly, Hispanics comprise about 15 percent of the population, yet have 25 percent of the abortions.

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