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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August 31, 2016

Many people still don’t know how pro-abortion Hillary Clinton is and why pro-lifers support Donald Trump

Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton
Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton
Few outside of pro-life circles know the specifics of why National Right to Life supports Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. They may vaguely sense that, like her husband, Mrs. Clinton is pro-abortion. But, outside pro-life circles, few know how it would be nearly impossible to exaggerate how tightly bound Clinton is to Planned Parenthood, NARAL, EMILY’s List, and the like.

Consider how far to port Clinton is, how all-encompassing is her embrace of the ideology of the most militant fringe of the abortion movement.

Whomever is the next President, he or she will fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia but as many as three more Supreme Court justices. In no uncertain terms, Clinton has pledged to nominate only U.S. Supreme Court justices who will continue legal abortion on demand. Three or four appointments could solidify abortion on demand for a generation.

Clinton broke new ground earlier this year: eliminate the Hyde Amendment which for 40 years has kept the abortion industry from picking the taxpayers’ pockets. The American public robustly opposes federal funding of abortion.

And we need not belabor the obvious: like all pro-abortionists, Clinton is always looking for ways to steer more money into the coffers of Planned Parenthood.

Donald Trump has already cited a list of potential Supreme Court nominees. All are pro-life.

Unlike Clinton, Trump opposes the use of your tax dollars to pay for abortion. He has also made it clear he opposes taxpayer funding of organizations that perform abortions, including Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion provider in the nation), so long as they continue doing abortions.

And whereas Clinton would launch a full-throated offense against federal pro-life laws, Trump would veto laws attacking pro-life laws at the federal level.

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