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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October 18, 2016

6.7 million dead babies–PPFA “just getting started”

Cecile Richards and Margaret Sanger
Cecile Richards and Margaret Sanger
Okay, I appreciate the need to thread the needle–that is, for PPFA to acknowledge (in the most minimal imaginable fashion) some of the outrageous things its founder did and said without raining on Planned Parenthood’s parade in celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding by the notorious Margaret Sanger.

Thus the convoluted, intended-to-hide headline from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, “ The Layered, Complex History of Margaret Sanger — Planned Parenthood Founder and Reproductive Rights Trailblazer”– and the oblique first sentence :” Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a woman of heroic accomplishments, and like all heroes, she was also complex and imperfect” [www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/blog/margaret-sanger-planned-parenthoods-founder].

“Imperfect”? Yes, you could say that. Let’s just cite one example.

Here’s a passage from, “The Need for Birth Control in America,” which appeared in Birth Control: Facts and Responsibilities, ed. Adolf Meyer, M.D., 1925.

“In his last book, Mr. [H. G.] Wells speaks of the meaningless, aimless lives which cram this world of ours, hordes of people who are born, who live, who die, yet who have done absolutely nothing to advance the race one iota. Their lives are hopeless repetitions. All that they have said has been said before; all that they have done has been done better before. Such human weeds clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden.”

“Hopeless repetitions” that are “clog[ging] up the path” that “we must clear away” so as to “cultivate our garden”?

“Imperfect” seems a bit of an understatement, wouldn’t you agree?

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