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Illinois Federation for Right to Life Statement on the passage of SB25

The passage of SB25 is a wake-up call for all individuals in the State of Illinois who believe in the sanctity life.  This extreme legis...

February 12, 2019

Democratic Lawmakers plan to introduce Legislation to repeal Pro-Life Provisions in Illinois

Democratic Lawmakers plan to introduce Legislation to repeal Pro-Life Provisions in Illinois
The Chicago Sun times reported today that four Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce legislation (The Reproductive Health Act) this week that would repeal several decades-old abortion-related provisions in Illinois state law and is backed by the American Civil Liberties of Illinois and Planned Parenthood of Illinois.

One bill would introduce language that treats abortion as health care, another repeals the Partial Birth Abortion ban, yet another bill (that has already been blocked by the courts) would repeal a provision that provides for criminal penalties for doctors providing abortion care to patients.

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, plans to sponsor the Reproductive Health Act, State Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, plans to carry the health act provision in the Illinois Senate. State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, and State Sen. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago, plan to carry the parental notice measure.