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 11, 2016
Democrats for Life fighting party politics
The Democratic Party platform committee is now formulating this year's platform in preparation for the presidential election, making sure Hillary Clinton will feel comfortable with it. The committee is conducting four regional meetings leading up to the four-day Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, which begins July 25.
Kristen Day, the head of Democrats for Life, outlined some provisions included on the 2012 platform.
“It called for repealing [the] Hyde [Amendment], which prevents taxpayer funding of abortion in our country,” Day informed. “And then it repeals Helm, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion abroad. It called to repeal all reasonable regulations on abortion and sort of an after-thought, it did say ‘Well, okay, if we don't get abortion, well maybe we'll provide some support for the pregnant women.’”
This year, Day believes the platform will go all-out for abortion on demand, removing previous restrictions — including no taxpayer funding of abortions.
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