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.

September 25, 2017

Will taxpayers paying be enough for Illinois abortion advocates?

Governor Rauner
While Governor Rauner tried his best to stay out of the uncomfortable abortion topic, he couldn't avoid it. He's had three bills on his desk making abortion more convenient and accessible since he's been in office.

One pushed private insurers to pay for contraception - which, of course, includes abortifacients that chemically induce abortions. Another forces prolife medical personnel to go against their consciences and provide information about where they can get abortions if they refuse to do them themselves. (That measure is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court level).

And now, he's being asked to force taxpayers - both religious and non-religious - to pay for abortions themselves. But it could get even more demanding. Illinois lawmakers are likely to attempt to imitate Oregon - and it could be sooner than anyone expects if the legislature-influencing Personal PAC's Terry Cosgrove is successful.

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