October 2, 2019

New Illinois Bill Would Ban Government Officials from Travelling to Pro-Life States

Rep. Daniel Didech (D-Buffalo Grove) introduced a bill in the Illinois House of Representatives last week which would ban state government agencies from requiring employees to travel to states with certain types of pro-life legislation. This would include states which ban abortion at 8 weeks of pregnancy, ban abortion upon detection of a heartbeat, don't have exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, and states that require investigations when a child is miscarried.

Rep. Didech said, “The purpose of the bill is to protect women who may not be able to get the health care they may need when they’re traveling on official state business.” The bill includes an exception for travel that a government agency deems necessary, which makes the law little more than a ridiculous political statement. Click here to read more.