With our help, 2017 ended with the celebration of Christmas in state capitols across the country, legal support for the unstoppable perseverance of investigative journalist David Daleiden, and pursuing emergency court action to halt the implementation of taxpayer-funded abortions in Illinois. Here are news highlights from the Thomas More Society’s activities in December:
Several Nativity scenes were displayed throughout the country, including the Iowa state capitol.
- Iowa Radio reported that Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said “I want to thank the Thomas More Society for sponsoring the placement of this nativity scene.”
- Thomas More Society attorney Martin Cannon told the Sioux City Journal that “More than just an opportunity to share our faith, it is a chance to invite everyone to seek peace on earth and goodwill to all.”
As journalist and pro-life activist David Daleiden continues to pursue justice, Life News reported that the “Judge Who Blocked More Videos Exposing Aborted Baby Part Sales Partners With Planned Parenthood.” TownHall noted that Thomas More Society Special Counsel Peter Breen said that “Judge Orrick’s image has been deployed repeatedly online in support of terrible statements referring to the [Center for Medical Progress] videos as ‘domestic terrorism,’ literally ‘domestic terrorism’.”
There was also an eruption of media attention focused on the Thomas More Society’s challenge to HB 40, the Illinois law that allows state employee health insurance and Medicaid to cover abortions.
- Peter Breen told the State Journal-Register that “There’s no money to pay for these procedures.”
- And despite the Judicial Circuit Court granting the defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and denying the Thomas More Society’s request for an emergency injunction, Northern Public Radio reported that “Thomas More Society attorneys are immediately beginning an appeal” of the court’s ruling.