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.

January 10, 2018

Can gov't force 'free advertising' for abortuaries?

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Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed their opening brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in a lawsuit challenging a California law that requires that pro-life pregnancy centers provide free advertising for the abortion industry.

ADF represents a pro-life pregnancy care center network – National Institute of Family and Life Advocates – and two independent centers in the case that the Supreme Court agreed to take up last November.

"We know for sure this will be argued this spring and we will have a decision by the end of June from the Supreme Court, which is very exciting and great news for all Americans," says ADF attorney Denise Harle. "The government shouldn't have the power to force anyone to speak a message that they disagree with and to punish them if they don't – and that's exactly what this California law does."

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