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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July 26, 2017

The Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Repealing Obamacare

Tuesday afternoon the Senate voted 51-50 in favor of a motion to proceed to begin debate on repealing major provisions of Obamacare. 50 Republicans voted in favor of the motion while all 50 Democrats along with Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted against.

In dramatic fashion, Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) unexpectedly returned to Washington, fresh on the heels of a surgery and cancer diagnosis. Additionally, Vice President Mike Pence was required to come to the floor to break the tie.

The Senate now will begin debate and has the chance to protect life by moving away from multiple destructive abortion provisions of Obamacare. Heavy work lies ahead, with multiple substitutes and amendments forthcoming.

There will be an initial period of 20 hours of debate, followed by an open amendment process. If this effort fails, Obamacare remains, along with its abortion-expanding provisions.

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