Legislative Action

ALERT - HB 40 (State funding of abortions) on the way to the Governor!

HB 40 - State Abortion Insurance / Public Aid Act -  ACTION ALERT Status: Passed the House and Senate, now goes to the Governor Sum...

September 10, 2015

Duckworth focuses on free birth control as major U.S. Senate issue

Monday, Duckworth, who's planning to challenge U.S. Senator Mark Kirk in 2016, sent out the following appeal Tuesday morning defending Planned Parenthood, despite nine undercover videos showing how the taxpayer-funded clinics sell aborted baby body parts for research:

With extremist Republicans threatening to shut down the government this month over Planned Parenthood funding, it’s obvious that the right-wing’s assault on women’s health isn’t going to stop anytime soon. 

Here’s their latest trick: urging the FDA to make birth control accessible without a prescription…but without preserving the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that birth control be available without a co-pay. 

Click here for the originating article from Illinois Review