Tag: Thomas More Society

Taxpayer lawsuit filed against new Illinois law that funds elective abortions

The following is a press release from the Thomas More Society. It cites a number of constitutional and fiscal problems with the law.  Controversial Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Bill Prompts Taxpayer Lawsuit Against Illinois Officials Thomas More Society Sues on Behalf of Coalition of Nonprofits and Legislators to Stop “HB 40” (November 30, 2017 – Springfield, IL)... Read more »

Chicago police to be schooled in free speech rights

A federal judge has approved a legal settlement that requires Chicago police be trained to respect the free speech rights of protestors who said that they were unfairly singled out by police in violation of a Chicago ordinance. With Chicago and other police departments being deluged with criticism, you might think that this action will be hailed... Read more »

Chicago engages in a cover-up of how abortion clinics may endanger women's health

The Thomas More Society and the Pro-Life Action League have  been trying for some time now to pry loose from the city of Chicago statistics about how  paramedics had to be summoned to rush women from a Chicago abortion clinic to hospital emergency rooms. Those numbers are critical because they might challenge the abortion industry’s... Read more »

Obama Administration's push for transgender rights NOT likely to succeed,

The Chicago Tribune on Saturday ran a story headlined “Administration’s push for transgender rights likely to succeed.…” Maybe, maybe not. The article is long on rhetoric, but short on substance. And after reading a lawsuit filed by students and parents at Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., challenging Obama’s increasing transgender dicta, I’d say there’s... Read more »

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 »

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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