Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

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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.
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 21, 2016

ObamaCare rules set up a miry pit for religious freedom

An attorney suggests that new rules affecting the Affordable Care Act may make it vulnerable to another round of lawsuits.

The federal rules require healthcare providers to participate in sex-change therapy and surgery and abortion, regardless of their conscience or religious beliefs. Attorney Anna Paprocki of Americans United for Life says the rules acknowledge federal protections for conscience but the rule itself doesn't contain them.

“It becomes a question [of] why are you throwing this in there in the first place when we're talking about categorizing discrimination on the basis of sex to include abortion or termination of pregnancy?” she explains. “The question is why they are doing that - but it does at least purport to acknowledge that there are some existing federal conscience laws.”

However, ObamaCare tried to force insurance coverage for contraception and abortion-causing drugs on Catholic nuns - specifically, the Little Sisters of the Poor - even though the Constitution provides for religious freedom.

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