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 6, 2016

Pence's clear stand on abortion issue draws accolades from pro-life leaders

Reaction to Gov. Mike Pence's outspoken offense on the Clinton-Kaine effort to increase the number of abortions in American continues to come in. Pence - who is Donald Trump's vice-presidential running mate - made his position clear Monday night during the VP debate when he said:

But what I can’t understand is with Hillary Clinton, and now Senator Kaine at her side, is to support a practice like partial birth abortion. I mean, to hold to the view – and I know Senator Kaine, you hold pro-life views personally – but the very idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still have their life taken from them is just anathema to me. I can’t conscience about a party that supports that.  And I know [Sen. Kaine has] historically opposed taxpayer funding of abortion, but Hillary Clinton wants to repeal the longstanding provision in the law where we said we wouldn't use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.

More and more young people today are embracing life because we know we’re better for it. Like Mother Teresa said at that famous national prayer breakfast: Bring the children. Let’s welcome the children into our world.

A society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable: the aged, the infirmed, the disabled and the unborn. I believe it with all my heart that I couldn’t be more proud to be standing with a pro-life candidate in Donald Trump.

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