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 22, 2016

Some Illinois pro-life centers not forced to promote abortions

Pregnancy Resource Center Mobile Clinic
Illinois lawmakers passed a bill to go into effect on New Year’s Day that would require the centers and medical staff to essentially promote a view contrary to their own – if they are pro-life.

Judge Doherty, who temporarily blocked the law, is asking the state to answer some specific questions about the proposed law.

“He's asked why the state believes that those people who object to abortion have to be forced to inform people on where they can get abortions – when the state itself licenses and maintains information about every abortion clinic in the state,” Troscinski pointed out.

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