Thomas More Society – In the News – December 2017

Our Sunday Visitor highlighted the Thomas More Society’s history and accomplishments as the Society celebrated its 20th anniversary. Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel, said the Thomas More Society’s work is “as necessary and vital now as ever.”

Media across the country has been reporting about the Thomas More Society’s taxpayer lawsuit against Illinois House Bill 40, which requires public funding of tens of thousands of elective abortions:

  • Special Counsel Peter Breen told the Chicago Tribune, “Unlike more traditional abortion lawsuits where you discuss the specifics on whether a restriction should apply, this is solely about these public funds flowing to these services.”
  • Crain’s Chicago Business quoted Peter Breen’s statement that “Even apart from the sincere moral objections that many folks have to paying for abortions, there is no money in this year’s Illinois state budget to pay for them.”

In an exclusive story, World Net Daily reported that “Lawmakers thumb nose at Obamacare mandate” when Missouri passed a law that allows state employees to get healthcare that does not cover abortions. The new law is based on the Thomas More Society’s successful representation of Senator Paul Wieland, who had a victory when a court ruled that he can get a contraceptive-free policy.

And if you see a nativity scene displayed in your state’s capitol or other public area of your town, it’s thanks to a generous donor, the American Nativity Scene, and the Thomas More Society, which has ensured that people can exercise their religious freedom in the public square. The National Catholic Register quoted Tom Brejcha that “The Christmas message…highlights the hope and miracle of birth and new life, the inherent dignity of each and every human being.”