Illinois To Remove 2500 Kids From Catholic Charities Care

07.12.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Using the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act as justification, the state's Department of Children and Family Services has given notice that it will remove the foster children and end the over 30-year partnership between the Charities and the state. In response, the Charities have filed for an emergency restraining order in Court, saying Illinois law protects their religious beliefs on not recruiting civil union and other unmarried couples as foster parents. A hearing is set for Tuesday, July 12.