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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September 15, 2016

Laying the groundwork for pro-life leaders

Lauren Castillo is national director of the newly launched Faith Foundations – a project of Students for Life of America (SLA). Castillo says they've found it is especially difficult to establish pro-life clubs in faith-based high schools because of a lack of time and resources – or because administrators believe such groups are too political.

"And so Faith Foundations is really providing the answer with the free resources, with the free training from our field team across the country, and giving the advisers a guidebook to know how they reach their pro-life students in an effective way to get them plugged into the movement," she tells OneNewsNow.

Castillo explains that after identifying those students who are motivated to get involved, the next step is to get them to "meaningfully reach their peers with the reality of abortion [and] its life-affirming alternatives, and [to] connect them with local pro-life resources like a pregnancy resource center."

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