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.

May 3, 2017

Trump appoints pro-life lawyer to lead ‘family planning’ programs

Teresa Manning
Teresa Manning, a law professor with a pro-life background who has questioned the effectiveness of contraception, was named deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Population Affairs of the Health and Human Services Department (HHS). Politico reported first on the appointment and it was confirmed Monday by The Hill.

In her role with the Population Affairs Office, Manning will help oversee distribution of Title X funds. The $286 million federal program subsidizes access to “family planning and related preventive health services” for low-income and uninsured individuals. She will also be involved in implementing HHS policies concerning contraception.

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