Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

NO HB40
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 20, 2016

Buffett Foundation gives PPFA $35 million in one year alone, Soros Foundations also heavy funders of abortion industry

If you read only the headline in the story that appeared in Inside Philanthropy, or skimmed the paragraphs, you’d think there was almost some sort of parity: big-time donors give pretty much the same to pro-life and pro-abortion organizations.

That conclusion could hardly be further from the truth. Big-time money goes almost exclusively to the likes of Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation.

Warren Buffett is one of the absolutely richest men in the world. As Kiersten Marek explains, the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation [STBF] is “named after Warren Buffett’s late wife and bankrolled by Buffet family wealth.” The foundation, she explains,

is the most important player by far in the abortion space. STBF has given tens of millions of dollars to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as well state affiliates, since 2010. The foundation gave over $35 million in 2014 alone.

There is the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Marek writes

The next-largest donor to the fight for reproductive health and justice is the Hewlett Foundation, which has given over $10 million to support Planned Parenthood’s U.S. work since 2010.

Who else? Obviously George Soros’ “Open Society Foundations” would have his hand in this:

In 2012, it made a $13.2 million grant to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and at least $5 million in other OSF grants have gone to that group since 2010.

That grantmaking reflects an announced $20 million investment in 2011 to be distributed over a four-year period...

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