Illinois Anti-Abortion Group Sues Pritzker, Claims COVID-19 Gathering Limits Unconstitutional

Illinois Right to Life v. Pritzker challenges Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The lawsuit highlights the arbitrary nature of the Executive Order as some groups can gather while other groups face restrictions. The lawsuit petitions the court to allow Illinois Right to Life to operate in-person events and activities, including their annual Leaders of Life fundraiser.

The excerpt below is from an article by Javonte Anderson that appeared June 24, 2020, on Chicago Tribune.

 

“The governor has said it’s OK for some organizations to gather, to fundraise and to rally support around their cause, but everyone else faces the threat of police enforcement or being shut down,” said Mary Kate Knorr, executive director of Illinois Right to Life.

“Our request is simple: Equal treatment under the law. We want to be able to get our message out and do our work just like the other advocacy organizations and social causes that the governor has permitted to do so.”

 

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