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June 14, 2018

Pro-life Groups continue Fight against Illinois Funding of HB40 Abortion Law

Pro-life groups continue fight against Illinois abortion law

Debate over taxpayer funding for abortions continued Wednesday in an Illinois courtroom.  Arguments were heard in the Fourth District Appellate Court in Springfield on if House Bill 40 violates the Constitution.

HB40 which was signed into law in September 2017 expanded abortion coverage for women insured by Medicaid and the State Employees Group Insurance.

Pro-Life groups argue the state can’t fund House Bill 40 because the General Assembly didn’t set aside funds to pay for these taxpayer-funded abortions.

A trial judge dismissed the case earlier this year.  Now the appellate court is reviewing that decision.

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