On August 5th, 2016, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford, incorporated as Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center; Anthony Caruso M.D.; A Bella Baby OBGYN Inc., incorporated as Best Care For Women Inc.; and Aid for Women Inc. an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, against Bruce Rauner, in his official capacity as Governor of Illinois, and Brian A. Schneider, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulations.
The case challenges the legality of Senate Bill 1564, an amendment to the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act.
It would be well worth reading the actual brief of this lawsuit, so that you can better understand all of the complaints and points that are being litigated. You may download a copy of the brief here:
This lawsuit is being filed because SB 1564 violates the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution.
Please follow our website for more information as the lawsuit winds its way through the court system. Keep in mind, the focus is to support those organizations who had the courage to file a lawsuit against the pernicious intent of SB 1564.