Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed

UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed
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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.

December 4, 2017

U.S. Senate passes major tax reform, excludes unborn

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For the first time in over thirty years, Congress is on course to pass sweeping tax reform legislation. But in the process they omitted an innovative pro-life measure that would have granted important legal recognition to unborn children.

The Rubio-Lee Amendment, aimed at helping lower income families benefit more fully from the increased Child Tax Credit, garnered only 29 ‘Yes’ votes, falling far short of the 60 required for passage.  Thirty Republicans voted against the measure, while 9 Democrats supported it.  The Senate procedural hurdles required the removal of the unborn from the 529 education savings accounts and also prevented Alaska Senator Steve Daines from offering his much anticipated amendment which would have included the unborn in the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

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