IRS Will Face Lawsuit Over Targeting of Pro-Life, Conservative Groups
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 5/17/13 9:59 AM
The IRS will soon face more than controversy and Congressional hearings over its discrimination of pro-life and conservative groups. The federal agency will soon find itself in court.
Next week, the ACLJ will directly confront the IRS with a lawsuit representing dozens of victims of its discriminatory actions.
“As the IRS scandal escalates, with new evidence showing that the IRS even targeted people who “criticize how the country is being run” for extra and unconstitutional scrutiny, our message is clear,” Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ says. “Enough is enough.”
The head of the pro-life legal group adds: “Today, we’re working closely with Members of Congress to demand full information and full accountability from the Obama Administration. But next week we’re escalating our attack. We intend to file suit against key officials in the IRS on behalf of potentially dozens of conservative organizations.”
“While Congress is doing critical work, this fight is too important to leave in its hands. We have to take the fight directly to the IRS in federal court,” Sekulow said.
The news comes as a report today shows James Dobson, the pro-life family advocate, disclosed that he was a victim of IRS discrimination because he spoke out against pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Yesterday, President Barack Obama addressed the massive IRS scandal this afternoon and promised it would never happen again.
“I’ll do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again,” he promised.
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The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced he will hold a hearing on the IRS scandal. The federal agency has targeted pro-life groups as well as conservative and religious organizations.
In one case LifeNews has profiled, a pro-life group was told it had to promote abortion. A top pro-life legal group also informed LifeNews that cases it handled support mounting accusations that demonstrate the agency’s abuse of pro-life organizations.