Another state, another lawsuit, over pro-life clinics

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy center (screen grab)Illinois could face a loss of federal funds if it continues to violate the U.S. Constitution, warns an attorney pushing a First Amendment lawsuit.

Mirroring pro-abortion action in other states, Illinois passed a law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to discuss abortion with their clients, and even refer them to the clinics to abort their child.

OneNewsNow reported in a Jan. 10 story that a federal appeals court struck down an ordinance enacted by the City of Baltimore.

Several lawsuits have been filed in Illinois to block implementation of the law and attorney Thomas Olp of the Thomas More Society says they have taken an additional step.

"As part of that strategy we're now filing an administrative complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights," he advises, "in order to ask them to investigate whether the Illinois law violates federal law."

Illinois is turning a blind eye to the U.S. Constitution, Olp alleges, paraphrasing late Justice Antonin Scalia who warned of an "edited version" of the constitution preferred by abortion supporters.  

Olp points out that the U.S. Supreme Court this year will hear a case involving a similar law in California. The current cases in Illinois have been stayed pending the outcome of that appeal, he says.

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