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 has been dismissed. |
Associate Circuit Judge Jennifer Ascher ruled that the judiciary should not intervene in "political questions" in the General Assembly, such as a law's effective date or whether there's an appropriation to fund it.
State Rep. Peter Breen, a Republican from Lombard and special counsel to the Thomas More Society, said he will appeal the ruling on Friday in Springfield's 4th District Appellate Court and seek the same injunction he sought from Ascher.
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