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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October 5, 2017

The U.S. Senate will soon be tackling Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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On Tuesday, the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36) on a 237-189 vote, forwarding the measure to the Senate where passage could be difficult due to the filibuster rule.

Under the filibuster rule, it will take 60 votes just to advance the bill for debate and a vote. That presents a major challenge in the Senate where Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority. But according to Nance, that's not dissuading some pro-lifers in the Senate.

There have been conversations among senators about changing the filibuster rule so that only 51 votes will be needed to ban the late-term abortions, but no formal plans have been announced as yet.

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