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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September 25, 2017

Rauner still mum on abortion funding bill

The good news for those that want the Governor to veto a bill that would force taxpayers to pay for low income and state employees' abortions is that the bill hasn't moved to his desk as of Friday.

That means abortion-advocating group Personal PAC's Terry Cosgrove isn't confident the governor will sign it into law.

The bad news is that the Governor refuses to confirm that he's going to stick with his first public comment made in April, and veto HB 40 if it reaches his desk.  Now he's telling reporters he's "assessing" the bill.


Contact Governor Rauner, thank him for his promise to VETO HB40.  Please affirm that he still intends to do so.

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