Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed

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 was dismissed by Associate Circuit Judge Jennifer Ascher. A notice of appeal was entered on January 2nd, in the 4th Appelate Court.

September 8, 2016

Who is the Pro-Life Movement?

Who are we – the people called “the Pro-Life Movement”? Many years ago a syndicated columnist caricatured us as “a movement of bigots, ugly women, impotent men and fanatic moralists.”

Later in a book by a supporter of abortion rights, the author described us as “a bloody movement, a movement based on deceit, a movement not quite human in its modus operandi and its end.”

Characterizations like that continue today, and they are a natural response to who we are and what we believe. We don’t make sense in a secular, self-centered world.

We do for free what we wouldn’t do for money. We do for love what we wouldn’t do for power, and we do for others what we wouldn’t do for ourselves. That’s what it means to be our “brother’s keeper,” to “love our neighbor as ourselves” and to be “a Good Samaritan.”

However, despite such inaccurate characterizations of pro-life people, critics correctly use the word “movement” to describe us. That is crucial to understanding who we are. Pro-Life is not a protest group … not an organization … not a sectarian crusade.

Pro-Life is a mighty association of individuals, groups, churches, and organizations with people of all ages, colors, religions and nationalities. Pro-Life is a worldwide movement that has no counterpart.

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