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 9, 2018

IL wants taxpayers to foot bill for abortions

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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.

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