Illinois Bishops rally the flock against radical pro-abortion bills

By Dave Andrusko The leadership of the Catholic Church in Illinois held a press conference Thursday at the state Capitol in Springfield to blast a bundle of abortion-related bills in the General Assembly as “dangerous” and “mounting challenges to human dignity.” “One measure would repeal a law mandating a minor notify her parent or guardian …

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Illinois Democrats propose New York-style abortion-till-birth legislation

Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from an analysis distributed Friday by Thomas More Society. The Thomas More Society has released a startling analysis of the Democrat-sponsored House Bill 2495 and Senate Bill 1942, labeled by abortion promoters as the “Reproductive Health Act.” “The Democratic supermajority’s proposals now pending in the Illinois General Assembly are …

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Challenge to state law funding elective abortions now moves to Illinois Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko Back in November, we reported on a taxpayer lawsuit brought against State of Illinois officials challenging House Bill 40, which requires public funding of elective abortions. It was brought by the Thomas More Society which said that “under HB 40, Illinoisans will be forced to pay for 20,000 to 30,000 abortions per year …

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Increasing numbers of out-of-state women coming to Illinois to abort even as overall number of abortions drops

By Dave Andrusko Stories about the abortion industry’s insatiable appetite for more dead babies often come in twos and threes. On Monday we reported about how Planned Parenthood’s stealthily opened its 17th “health center” in Illinois, not bothering to inform the local mayor (who is personally sympathetic) that it was opening an 11,470-square-foot, single-story brick …

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Sneaky and stealthy as ever, PPFA opens 17th “health center” in Illinois

By Dave Andrusko Gosh, where have we heard this before? Planned Parenthood, which already had 16 “health centers” in the state of Illinois, quietly and without notifying sympathetic local officials, opened up a 17th. Located at 19831 Governors Highway in Flossmoor in south suburban Cook County, the 11,470-square-foot, single-story brick building is 29 miles from …

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Court Ruling a Hopeful Sign for Pro-Life Nurses, Docs in Illinois

By Jay Hobbs An Illinois nurse who was muscled out of her job because she wouldn’t participate in abortions is now one step closer to fighting her case before a jury of her peers. Sandra (Mendoza) Rojas had worked as a Winnebago County public health nurse for 18 years before a new supervisor forced her …

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Pro-life Illinois legislators introduce bill to ban Down syndrome abortions

By Dave Andrusko The worse fear of pro-abortionists is that a particular type of pro-life legislation will “catch on.” As NRL News Today readers recall, on December 22, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act which prohibits abortion for the sole reason of a Down syndrome diagnosis. Currently Indiana and North Dakota …

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Controversial Abortion Bill Prompts Taxpayer Lawsuit Against Illinois Officials

Thomas More Society Sues to Stop “HB 40” Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a release provided by the Thomas More Society. On November 30, 2017, the Thomas More Society filed a taxpayer lawsuit against State of Illinois officials in a counterattack against House Bill 40, which requires public funding of tens of thousands of …

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Illinois Gov. signs bill to widely expand taxpayer-subsidized abortions

By Dave Andrusko Illinois’s pro-abortion Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the highly controversial HB 40 into law on Thursday, surprising only in that as recently as April Rauner said he wouldn’t support it because of “sharp divisions of opinion of taxpayer funding of abortion.” The impact is potentially immense. The Chicago Tribune summarized the bill’s reach: …

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Will Illinois Governor sign HB 40?

By Dave Andrusko Illinois Federation for Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate, put it squarely in the headline accompanying a post on its webpage: “3,800 Innocent Lives a Year Depend on Governor Rauner.” The post reads The eyes of Illinois and the entire country are on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner this week. Earlier this year, …

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Illinois, Hawaii put federal funding in jeopardy by forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion

Editor’s note. This update was provided by the Alliance Defending Freedom. WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed complaints Monday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of pregnancy care centers and pro-life doctors in Illinois and Hawaii who are being forced to advertise for the abortion industry. The federal Church …

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HUGE Free-Speech Win in Illinois, Where State is Trying to Force Pro-Lifers to Refer for Abortions

By Jay Hobbs In July a federal judge in Illinois handed down a major victory for religious conscience and free speech protection, granting a statewide preliminary injunction against a 2016 law change that would force pro-life medical providers to refer patients to abortion businesses upon request. Though the law has not yet been enforced despite …

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