Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed

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.

December 12, 2016

Three more strong pro-lifers join incoming Trump Administration

In the past two days, Pro-Life President-elect Donald Trump has added three more strong pro-life figures to his administration.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The latest is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wa.) as Interior Secretary, according to multiple media outlets. She joins Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who will be the ambassador to China, and Andy Puzder, who will head the Department of Labor.

McMorris Rodgers is a five-term representative with a 100% record on votes recorded by National Right to Life. She is chair of the House GOP Conference.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad
As a six-term governor Branstad “is the longest-serving in American history, and his state voted for Trump by the largest margin for a Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1980,” the Washington Post reported.

Andy Puzder
Andy Puzder

Puzder, chief executive of the company that runs fast-food giants Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, is well-known to veteran pro-lifers in Missouri. In a 1984 article he co-authored for the Stetson Law Journal, Puzder proposed the Legislature pass a law defining life as beginning at conception in non-abortion contexts.

That article became the basis for one of the provisions passed in HB 1596 in the Missouri General Assembly (section 1.205) in 1986. That provision was then upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989 in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.

It has been cited numerous times in Missouri court cases in upholding up convictions for manslaughter/murder of an unborn child, as well as wrongful death actions for the killing of an unborn child.

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