Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed
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 was dismissed by Associate Circuit Judge Jennifer Ascher. A notice of appeal was entered on January 2nd, in the 4th Appelate Court.

November 14, 2016

UPDATE: HB 4013 - State Insurance Public Aid Abortions

Vote NO on HB4013
HB4013 - State Insurance Public Aid Abortions

House Sponsors:
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Carol Sente, Ann M. Williams, Elizabeth Hernandez, Barbara Flynn Currie, Gregory Harris and Emanuel Chris Welch

Status: 
This bill is Re-referred to Rules Committee

Additional information:
The language for this bill has also been added to SB1465 as an amendment (House Amendment 1).  This bill is in the Appropriations-Human Services Committee.  It was not called for a vote during this last session, however it is unknown if this bill will be heard in the committee during the next session.

Summary:
This bill removes the portion of the State Employees Group Insurance Act that prohibits including the expenses of obtaining an abortion, induced miscarriage or induced premature birth.  This means that the State's medical assistance program will no longer exclude coverage for abortions.  It also now includes abortions, or induced miscarriages or premature births on the list of services provided.  In addition, this bill will no longer prohibit the Department of Human Services from making grants to nonprofit agencies and organizations that use such grants to refer or counsel for, or perform, abortions.  So tax payer money could be used to cover abortions and fund grants to organizations who perform abortions.  This bill removes all restrictions on tax payer funding of abortions.

Action:
Contact your Illinois State Representative and urge them to vote NO on HB4013.

You can find your Representative's contact information by clicking here.

Click here for more information on this bill.