Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

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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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November 1, 2016

VIDEO: Donald Trump explains to EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo his journey to becoming Pro-Life

Raymond Arroyo interview on EWTN with Donald Trump
Raymond Arroyo interview on EWTN with Donald Trump
You can watch the exclusive interview Donald Trump gave to Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) host Raymond Arroyo here.

You can also read the full transcript at the National Catholic Register.

Here are a few highlights of a genuinely fascinating interview which aired on the Oct. 27 episode of EWTN’s “The World Over.” For single-issue pro-lifers, the first query that Trump responded to was to reiterate that he would nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.

For newcomers, or those who haven’t heard Trump talk about his pro-life conversion, Trump tells Arroyo that there wasn’t a moment that changed his thinking and his heart on abortion.

Well, there are a number of moments, but one was a couple that I know very, very well — and you had a strong pro-life [person] and you had a strong pro-choice [person], and they argued over [the pregnancy]. … The mother was pregnant. They argued over the child. One, I won’t get into specifics. …But one wanted to abort. And the other said, “We can’t do that. We’re not going to do that.” Anyway, they had the baby. It was a long time ago. And the baby is such a magnificent person, who I know, a magnificent person. And the person that was actually pro-choice is now pro-life because of it, and it had a big effect on me. But I’ve seen other examples similar to that; but I’ve seen other examples, so …

Arroyo interjects, “So, it was a personal change for you?” and Trump responds

It is a personal change. And, you know, Ronald Reagan made that personal change, too. Many people have made the personal change. I mean, some make the personal change the other way, also. … But I made the personal change, and I’m very happy with it.



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