62-55 vote, and now moves to the Senate (the vote roll call can be seen here).
Gov. Bruce Rauner promised to veto the legislation.
Only 15 states currently pay for elective abortions for Medicaid participants, and 11 of those states do so through a court order, not legislative action.
A better use of taxpayer money would be to fund prenatal services for the poor and child care for working mothers, as well as expand health-care options for those in need.
This bill has the potential to reverse almost every pro-life effort made in Illinois and will protect abortion if regulated, defunded or outlawed federally.
Now is the time to call your Senator. Click here to find contact information for your Senator. Urge them to vote NO on HB40.
Also, contact Gov. Rauner by clicking here. Confirm that he is still going to veto HB40 if it passes the Senate.
Pro-Life Lawsuit against the state of Illinois Dismissed
UPDATE: Pro-Life Lawsuit against the State of Illinois Dismissal Appealed