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Pregnancy care center asks Illinois court to halt enforcement of law that forces medical professionals to promote abortion

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Bowman regarding the motion for preliminary injunction ADF filed Thursday in Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford v. Rauner. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill into law that forces medical professionals to promote abortion regardless of their ethical or moral views:

“Pro-life medical professionals shouldn’t be forced into the abortion advocacy business by the state. The state of Illinois shows a complete disregard for the fundamental freedoms of medical professionals and their patients. No one should be coerced into offering abortion referrals – in violation of the U.S. Constitution and both federal and state law – particularly people who have gone into medicine because of their pro-life beliefs and who view the promotion of abortion as a violation of their oath to “do no harm.” The court should act swiftly to halt enforcement of SB 1564, as medical professionals and pregnancy care centers are being forced by the law to express a message completely at odds with their mission and ethics.”

Attorneys with Mauck & Baker LLC are serving as co-counsel in the case.

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