Illinois Right to Life Action sues over HB 40

We just sued the State.

Yes, you heard that right.

Illinois Right to Life Action is being represented in a lawsuit that was FILED TODAY by the Thomas More Society to challenge and stop HB 40.

Numerous pro-life legislators and other pro-life organizations have joined the lawsuit as well.

In September of this year, Governor Bruce Rauner signed this extreme, pro-abortion bill into law. HB 40 will force all Illinoisans to pay for free abortions for those on Medicaid and state employee health insurance, through the full nine months of pregnancy and for any reason, even when science says the unborn child can feel pain and survive outside the womb.

We’ve had many calls and emails from concerned people like you, asking:

What’s the next step to fighting this terrible legislation?

What’s our plan?

So here’s what we’re doing about it.

The lawsuit filed will challenge the law on two main points:

First – the expenditure of public funds.

As the Thomas More Society states,

“The General Assembly has not set aside funds to pay for HB 40’s tens of thousands of elective abortions. There’s no money available to pay for those abortions and still be within the Balanced Budget requirements of the Illinois Constitution.”

If we’re successful in this challenge, your taxpayer dollars cannot be used to pay for free, elective abortions unless the General Assembly appropriates the money – which we will work to prevent.

Second – the date the law goes into effect.

The lawsuit contends that the effective date should not be January 1st of next year, but extended to June 1st. Thousands of unborn babies would be saved in just these few months – and their lives are more than worth it.


To view the lawsuit filed, click here.

We want everyone to know just how ridiculous, extreme, and out-of-touch this law is. 

We’re turning up the heat in our fight against HB 40.

This is not over.