The Thomas More Society filed suit asking for an emergency injunction after a new Illinois law forces the state's taxpayers to fund a minimum of 20,000 more abortions per year.
The attorney general's office took the argument and said that the people of Illinois can't enforce the Constitution in the courts,” explains Peter Breen (Thomas More Society special counsel). “So in other words, we are powerless to hold the General Assembly of Illinois accountable. Then the court agreed in a sweeping first-time ruling on this point."
Thomas More Society is confident, since filing an appeal, that the higher court will reverse the ruling to make the state Constitution relevant in the case.