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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February 10, 2017

Sessions confirmed as AG, Price filibuster broken

President Trump attends Swearing-in Ceremony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
The slow but steady advance against pro-abortion Senate Democrat obstructionism took two steps forward.

The Senate voted to confirm pro-life Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General. The vote, with one exception, was strictly along party lines 52-47. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the lone Democrat voting in favor of Sessions. The Senate had previously overcome a filibuster, also on a 52-47 vote.

Meanwhile pro-life Rep. Tom Price is one big step closer to becoming pro-life President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. His nomination overcame another Democratic filibuster. This time there were no Democratic defections: Republicans (51) in favor, Democrats (48) against. (Sen. Sessions did not vote.)

Senate rules allow for 30 hours for debate before Mr. Price’s nomination comes to a full Senate vote on Friday.

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