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 5, 2016

University presentation claims arguing pro-life view is ‘assault’ microaggression

The idea of microaggressions and safe spaces have affected the free speech of pro-lifers on campus. One example of this that recently came to light is an online presentation from Longwood University in Virginia, reported on by Campus Reform and Red Alert Politics, which appears to categorize challenging pro-choice thought as an “assault” microaggression.

But what really stands out in this presentation is the fact that “an anti-abortion person attacked my pro-choice beliefs” is grouped under the “assaults” category — along with events like “almost being raped.”

The language in which the presentation describes being pro-life — “an anti-abortion person” — is also particularly suspect. If the example does the courtesy of referring to the pro-choice person as “pro-choice” rather than pro-abortion, why not grant the same courtesy to those who oppose abortion and call them pro-life?

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