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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July 12, 2016

A vote to protect people of conscience

On Wednesday, the House will vote on the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (S 304), which prohibits people with conscience or religious objections – and churches and religious institutions as well – being forced to participate in abortion. It would also prohibit use of federal funds to discriminate against pro-life Americans.

Arina Grossu of Family Research Council Action provides an example.

"In California and New York, there's a mandate that forces churches and religious organizations to cover abortion in the employee health plans against their moral objections," she says. "So the Conscience Protection Act would ensure that people with moral objections to being involved at all in abortions will not have to be."

Complaints have been filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by people forced to participate in abortion. Grossu tells OneNewsNow there's been no protection for those individuals.


We urge you to click here to visit the NRLC Legislative Action Center,

From there, it is easy to send an email to your U.S. Representative, urging that he or she support the Conscience Protection Act when the House takes it up on Wednesday, July 13.

Click here to take action NOW.

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