Those Amazing People at the Rockford Pro-life Initiative

Those Amazing People at the Rockford Pro-life Initiative

Office Depot Backs down from Censorship Position

ProLifeCorner –  Rockford IL. –   Frank Munda –    By now most of you are aware of the fact that Office Depot  censored the voice of a pro-life advocate at the Office Depot Schaumburg, IL location. Today it would appear they have backed down in an apparent rethinking of their corporate position.

First, I’d like to thank the people who were responsible for this change in mind. I would like to suggest to corporate management at Office Depot that they reevaluate their managers and ensure that all members of their team are on board with a policy of fair play to all. Continue reading

Office Depot Practices Censorship

Office Depot Practices Censorship – 9-11-2015 – by Annarae – Once again the hypocrisy of the pro-abortion/leftists shines through bright and clear!  Do any of you recall when a Christian bakery refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple?  This bakery was vilified, fined, and generally harassed for months.  Why was a woman, who merely wanted a large quantity of pro-life prayers copied, told by Office Depot that they would not print these for her because the prayer discriminated against Planned Parenthood?  This is infringing upon our freedom of religious rights and freedom of free speech guaranteed by our Constitution.  Apparantly  Office Depot has no problem with censorship as long as it benefits their personal beliefs.  As you read the article posted here, you will see that this courageous lady had presence of mind to contact an excellent law firm, the Thomas More Society, to represent her.  This is what we all need to do.  We must stiffen our spines and stand up for our rights and freedoms or they will most assuredly be taken from us.  Now is the time to take action. 

If any of our readers have tried to have pro-life or pro-Christian materials printed by any printing firm, i.e. Office Depot, Staples or Kinko, and have met with refusal to print said materials, please contact us here at the Pro Life Corner and give us details. Continue reading

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