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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August 15, 2016

Freeport Pregnancy Center Marks 25 Years of Life-Affirming Service

Freeport Pregnancy Center in Illinois
Few of the people working with Freeport Pregnancy Center in Illinois remember the days when their lone staff member met with pregnant women in two windowless rooms. Back then, pregnancy tests were done in a public restroom down the hall. The only material help available came in the form of maternity clothing—stored in a nearby church’s baptistry.

This year on Sunday, June 12, nearly 200 people easily fit into the center’s recently renovated offices to celebrate its 25 years of service. During the open house, visitors toured freshly painted rooms filled with new furniture and flooring, as well as the revamped store for the Earn While Your Learn program. The afternoon culminated in a prayer of dedication for the remodeled center.

Located near low-income housing developments, Freeport Pregnancy Center is within walking distance for women there. But Center Director Emily Giasson’s re-branding efforts aim to help the center appeal to other women as well. She explained, “My vision was that it’s even a place a professional could come and be comfortable: a special place to come and want to come back to.”

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