Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed
NO HB40

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.

January 9, 2017

Pro-Life, Pro-Family Coalition Urges Illinois House to Reject Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Speak Out Illinois, a coalition of pro-life and pro-family organizations across the state, today urged lawmakers in the Illinois House to reject legislation allowing taxpayer money to be used for abortions.
 
House Bill 4013 lifts the current prohibition on state workers' health insurance plans from paying for elective abortions, as well as the prohibition on using public money to pay for elective abortions for Medicaid patients. The legislation also allows taxpayer-funded grants to be distributed to organizations that recommend and perform abortions, such as Planned Parenthood.
 
HB 4013 earlier this month was moved by House leaders into a status that allows it to be voted on at any time. "This legislation is a slap in the face to Illinois taxpayers by forcing them to support abortion no matter their personal beliefs," said John Kirkwood, Co-Director of Speak Out Illinois.
 
Ann Scheidler, Co-Director of the organization, criticized lawmakers for the legislative maneuver. "Lawmakers are not doing the will of the people with such tactics," Scheidler said.
 
Taxpayer funding of Abortion is completely objectionable and should never be considered in any bill.