Equal Rights Amendment

Equal Rights Amendment Update
We are happy to report that the ERA was not called for a vote this week. Thank you for all your hard work to contact your legislators and reach out to others to engage their help on this important issue. Your efforts combined with divine intervention kept the ERA from moving forward. Your voices were truly heard in Springfield this week!

The resolution to ratify the ERA still remains on the table and can still be voted on, but the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House will not meet again until mid January 2018. Click here for more

April 21, 2016

Legislative Update - HB 5576 Insurance Contraception Coverage Bill

Insurance Contraception Coverage Bill - HB5576

PASSED THE HOUSE 61-52 it now goes to the IL SENATE

This bill provides that an individual or group health policy shall provide coverage for all contraceptive drugs (including abortifacients), devices, and other products approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, including over-the-counter contraceptive drugs, devices, and products; voluntary sterilization procedures; contraceptive services, patient education, and counseling on contraception; and follow-up services related to their use.

This bill now goes to the Illinois Senate.

Click here for more information on this bill.