Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

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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December 5, 2016

PPFA files suit against pro-life laws in three states

U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey
U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey
As part of the continuing fallout from last June’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision and as an example of pro-abortionists’ extremism, three different Planned Parenthood affiliates Wednesday joined the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights in challenging laws in North Carolina, Alaska, and Missouri.

North Carolina’s law protects unborn babies 20 weeks gestational age and older with an exception for medical emergencies and if the woman’s life is at risk. There is an abundance of medical evidence that by this point the preborn is capable of experiencing unspeakable agony as she is torn apart.

Alaska’s law bars outpatient abortions after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Missouri’s law requires abortionists to have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital (in case of emergencies) and that abortion clinics meet the health and safety of standards of ambulatory surgical centers.

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