Thomas More Society Wins Lengthy Lawsuit

 Federal Court Rules that Michigan Firm, Autocam, Not Required to Provide Abortion Coverage

Thomas More Society Wins Lengthy Lawsuit in Defense of Religious Liberty for Christian-Owned Business

(January 6, 2015 – Kentwood, MI) The Thomas More Society has won permanent protection for Autocam Medical, LLC, protecting its religious freedom to decline to provide abortion or contraceptive group insurance coverage for employees.  Yesterday concluded a long legal battle that took Autocam all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, which sent the case back down to the lower courts.  The District Court for the Western District of Michigan declared Autocam free from having to comply with Obamacare’s so-called “abortion pill mandate,” as decreed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). Continue reading

Image of Jesus Vandalized in Daley Plaza   (Chicago, IL – April 23, 2014) Last night, someone vandalized the Divine Mercy display, which was set up in Daley Plaza by private citizens on April 17th. For the past eight years, private citizens have displayed an Easter cross and image of Jesus the Divine Mercy in Daley Plaza, expressing free speech and exercising freedom of religion in the public square. For the previous seven years, the display held its nine-day vigil without incident. This is the first time that someone has defaced the images. Continue reading

Support of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Washington, DC–  Thomas More Society Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood.

Amicus Brief Urges the Highest Court to Honor and Protect Religious Freedom for Businesses and Their Owners

(January 28, 2014 – Washington, DC) Today, Thomas More Society filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the religious liberty of private employers who seek to practice as well as profess their religious faith in the conduct of their business—particularly when the government has no compelling reason to force them to violate their sincerely held religious convictions. Continue reading

Anticipated Intolerance and Repression

Thomas More Society To Battle Against Anticipated Intolerance and Repression

Illinois “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act”  Is Neither Free Nor Fair For People of Faith

(November 20, 2013 – Chicago)  As Illinois implements the new same-sex marriage law, titled “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act,” the Thomas More Society prepares to defend the religious rights that the legislation does not explicitly protect. Continue reading

Irrefutable Evidence of IRS Harassment of Pro-Life Groups

Chicago Il.-  Congress Receives Irrefutable Evidence of IRS Harassment of Pro-Life Organizations Thomas More Society Calls Upon IRS Investigators to Question California Office and to Extend Investigation Back to 2009 (May 17, 2013 – Chicago) Today, the Thomas More Society offered over 150 pages of analysis and evidence to the House Ways and Means Committee about repeated IRS harassment of pro-life organizations. At the request of Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), Thomas More Society President Thomas Brejcha, Executive Director Peter Breen, and Special Counsel Sally Wagenmaker, prepared the legal memorandum with solid evidence of IRS harassment of pro-life organizations dating back to 2009. Continue reading

Easter Celebrated with Sunrise Service at Daley Plaza, Chicago  Chicago IL.-   Christians will celebrate the most important church festival, the Easter resurrection of Jesus Christ in an open forum in one of America’s largest cities. This Sunday, March 31, 2013 Thomas More Society Sponsors Public Christian Worship.

WHAT: Large Outdoor Interdenominational Easter Sunday Sunrise service

WHEN:  Sunday, March 31, 2013, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Central Continue reading

Will Court Reverse Ban on Photos of Aborted Babies? (March 6, 2013 – Washington, DC)  Will Supreme Court Reverse Ban on “Graphic Photos” of Aborted Babies? Thomas More Society Asks for Reversal of Colorado State Court Injunction.

This week, Chicago’s Thomas More Society petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn a Colorado state court decree barring Denver pro-life advocates from “displaying large posters or similar displays, depicting gruesome images of mutilated fetuses or dead bodies in a manner reasonably likely to be viewed by children under 12 years of age attending worship services…” Pro-life advocates Ken Scott, Clifton Powell, and others led a pro-life witness outside Denver’s Saint John’s Church in the Wilderness (aka Saint John’s Cathedral). The annual event took place concurrently with the church’s outdoor Palm Sunday procession several years ago. Continue reading

Rockford Pro-Life Advocates Vindicated March 1, 2013 (Rockford, IL) Rockford Police to Take Classes on Citizens’ Constitutional Rights. Thomas More Society Scores “Wins” by Settlement of Pro-Life Free Speech Case.

After more than five years of federal litigation, members of the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative have settled their federal lawsuit against the City of Rockford over the city’s alleged harassment of pro-life individuals and other alleged federal civil rights violations. The agreement, reached between attorneys from the Thomas More Society and the city, will result in positive reforms and revisions of city ordinances, payment of attorney’s fees, and compensation for losses suffered by the removal of pro-life advertising by members of the Pro-Life Initiative. Continue reading

Chicago’s Bubble Zone Ordinance Burst Again

Abortion Clinic Refused to Give Evidence, Another Win for Thomas More SocietyChicago’s Bubble Zone Ordinance Burst Again as Charges are Filed, Then Dismissed.
CHICAGO (January 10, 2013) – Today, the City of Chicago dropped all charges against Anna Marie Mesia, 64, who was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly violating the City’s abortion clinic “bubble zone” law at the Family Planning Associates late-term abortion facility on the North Side of Chicago. The abortion clinic had sought the charges against Mesia, but City prosecutors stated in court that the clinic now refuses to allow its employees to testify or even to produce surveillance videos and photos of the alleged crime. The court had previously allowed Mesia’s attorney, Peter Breen, executive director and legal counsel for the Thomas More Society, to subpoena the clinic for videos, photos, and documents related to the incident. Continue reading

Rockford Pro-Lifers Wins First Amendment Case

Rockford, Il – ( – 11-17-2012 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – For 25 years the pro-life citizens of Rockford refused to give up their rights to defend the unborn and offer help to mothers in need. Many attempts were put in place to try and block these efforts resulting in the necessity of the Thomas More Society to file a federal lawsuit to protect the rights of free speech for pro-life citizens.

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