Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois

Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois

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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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May 10, 2017

Illinois Abortion funding bill (HB40) passes Senate; headed to Governor Rauner

IL Senate Floor

Illinois Democrats are committed to making Illinois taxpayers pay for abortions for any reason for state employees and women and girls on Medicaid.

Wednesday, in a 33 to 22 vote, the Senate passed HB 40 to the governor's desk.

Governor Rauner has declared that he will veto the bill, but HB 40 supporters are urging calls to the governor's office to sign the bill into law. Only Democrats supported the bill when it passed the Illinois House two weeks ago.

State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) was quick to respond to the development.

“This legislation forces every Illinoisan to pay for elective abortions for any reason at any stage of pregnancy - even in the 9th month. This is wrong," McConchie said in a statement.

McConchie said that not only is it wrong to make Illinois taxpayers pay for elective abortion procedures, it’s extremely troubling that Illinois would be expanding state services in a time when Illinois is without a balanced budget, has more than $12 billion in unpaid bills, and vendors are waiting months to receive payment.

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