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 14, 2016

President-elect Trump chooses pro-life Rick Perry to be Energy Secretary

Pro-life Governor Rick Perry
Pro-life former Texas Governor Rick Perry
The roster of pro-lifers chosen for high profile positions in his administration by President-elect Donald Trump grew again today.

Pro-life former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the recipient of Texas Right to Life’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, will be the nation’s new Secretary of Energy. In a moment we’ll talk about his pro-life achievements while serving for 14 years as governor of the second largest state.

Perry will join a roster of pro-lifers that already includes Sen. Jeff Sessions who Trump tapped to be Attorney General; Rep. Tom Price who will be Secretary of Health and Human Services; Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus, chief of staff; South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, ambassador to the United Nations; Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Rep. Mike Pompeo, director of the CIA; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education; Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Secretary of the Interior; Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, ambassador to China, and Andy Puzder, who will head the Department of Labor.

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