62-55 vote, and now moves to the Senate (the vote roll call can be seen here).
Gov. Bruce Rauner promised to veto the legislation.
Only 15 states currently pay for elective abortions for Medicaid participants, and 11 of those states do so through a court order, not legislative action.
A better use of taxpayer money would be to fund prenatal services for the poor and child care for working mothers, as well as expand health-care options for those in need.
This bill has the potential to reverse almost every pro-life effort made in Illinois and will protect abortion if regulated, defunded or outlawed federally.
Now is the time to call your Senator. Click here to find contact information for your Senator. Urge them to vote NO on HB40.
Also, contact Gov. Rauner by clicking here. Confirm that he is still going to veto HB40 if it passes the Senate.
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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