Posts tagged "Thomas More Society"

Former attorney general punished for his pro-life actions?

That appears to be the case. Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline was the first prosecutor to charge Planned Parenthood and late-term abortion provider, George Tiller, with crimes for failure to report child abuse and for violation of late term abortion restrictions.  Kansas trial judges found “probable cause” that crimes had been committed. For his trouble, he... Read more »

Its war on a woman costs Planned Parenthood $2 million

Remember Tonya Reaves, the woman who died in 2012 from a botched abortion in a downtown Chicago Planned Parenthood Clinic? It has taken several years, but her family finally got justice when Planned Parenthood, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation agreed to pay $2 million in a wrong death settlement to Ms. Reaves surviving... Read more »

A partial but big victory for traditional marriage in Illinois

Judge Sophia H. Hall today dismissed three of the five claims brought by same-sex couples challenging the constitutionality of Illinois’ definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. According to the Thomas More Society: The court rejected the plaintiffs’ claims that defining marriage as between one man and woman violates the Illinois Constitution’s... Read more »
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Obamacare contraception mandate heading for U.S. Supreme Court?

From the Thomas More Society Press release: Thomas More Society Will Petition the U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Autocam’s Obamacare Case Automotive Manufacturer Denied Constitutional Protection from HHS Mandate (September 18, 2013 – Kentwood, Michigan) The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has dismissed a challenge to the controversial HHS Mandate advanced by the Kennedy... Read more »

Religious and pro-life groups also harassed by IRS

The popular impression is that President Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service harassed only tea party and patriot-like groups seeking tax-exempt status. If it were only so. Allegations of IRS harassment of pro-life and religious groups reach as far back as Obama’s early administration and extend beyond the agency’s Cincinnati office, which is the focus of... Read more »

Unhealthy Rockford abortion clinic closed for good

The Northern Illinois Women’s Center, which had been temporarily shut by the Illinois Department of Public Health for three months, has decided to end its 40 years of “service.” According to the Rockford Register Star, The clinic’s decision is based on a lack of support from the community, the political climate surrounding the abortion issue... Read more »
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Rockford abortion clinic finally agrees to fix serious health violations

The big news for most mainstream media (here, here and here) was that the Rockford Women’s Center will re-open as part of a consent decree to clean up its act. But the bigger news is that the Illinois Department of Public Health finally got around to enforcing public health laws when it comes to abortion... Read more »

At last, Illinois supreme court agrees to hear arguments in long-stymied parental notification law

Sixteen years ago, the Illinois Legislature enacted a law requiring a parent or guardian to be notified 48 hours before a child under 18 has an abortion. This reasonable requirement still hasn’t been enforced because pro-choice radicals like the American Civil Liberties Union have for years tied the law up in the courts, defying the... Read more »

After 90 years, Catholic Charities out of foster care. Happy now?

Catholic Charities appears to have thrown in the towel, after fighting an Illinois decision that the organization no longer is qualified to place troubled, abandoned and orphaned children with caring traditional families. Catholic Charities, you might say, brought this upon itself by standing up for its principles and refusing to place children because it doesn’t... Read more »
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What harm is Catholic Charities really doing?

The standard guardians of political correctness are all over Catholic Charities because they are using a religious exemption in the disposition of foster children. (The story is here.)Reflecting the tenets of its faith, Catholic Charities licenses only married couples and single parents living alone as foster parents, while referring couples in civil unions to other... Read more »
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