Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed
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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.

July 4, 2016

Activists: Pro-abortion propaganda should be withdrawn

A 2005 study suggested a 20-week baby in the womb cannot feel pain. That research has been cited time and time again by abortion supporters fighting against bills that would ban abortions 20 weeks into a pregnancy and beyond. In contrast, reliable research starting in 2007 demonstrated preborn babies can feel pain at that stage, if not before.

Mary Spaulding Balch of the National Right to Life Committee draws a comparison.

"For instance, they say that the prior studies indicated that the pain center for a human being is in the cerebral cortex," she shares. "But what these newer studies are showing is that that's not the case – that the pain center is really in the thalamus. So when you look at an unborn child, the unborn child's thalamus is there before the cortex is complete."

Balch, Mary Spaulding (NRLC)On a simpler level, Balch says doctors validated the latter findings while doing surgery to correct problems on a baby in the womb without anesthesia for the child.

"The baby's stress level increased. The baby pulled away from the painful stimuli," she describes. "The baby did everything that you and I would do if we were feeling pain."

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