September 14, 2020

New Illinois Billboard Campaign Advertises Medicaid-Funded Abortions

Illinois state capitol
photo credit: Jim Bowen / Flickr
The Chicago Abortion Fund started a new billboard campaign designed to promote taxpayer-funded abortions through Medicaid.

The pro-abortion organization has paid for six billboards statewide which read, “Abortion is Healthcare. It’s Covered by Illinois Medicaid. We’re Here to Help,” followed by the Chicago Abortion Fund’s website address. Three of the billboards are next to heavily-trafficked interstates near Chicago, two are in Peoria, and one is by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The signs are currently scheduled to remain posted through the month of September.

One of the billboards is pictured in an article by the Journal Standard. Click here to see.

Unlike most states, Illinois allows Medicaid funding to go directly toward elective abortion. Other states require Medicaid funding to adhere to the requirements of the Hyde Amendment, which prevents tax dollars from funding elective abortions. This taxpayer-funding caused a notable increase in abortion after its passage under former Governor Bruce Rauner in 2018.

Illinois lawmakers have made the deadly practice of abortion increasingly accessible to residents, and has gone as far as to make the state an "abortion hub" for anyone in the midwest seeking an abortion. As pro-life lawmakers in nearby states enact laws regulating abortion, more and more women come to Illinois from those states because the gruesome practice is almost completely unrestricted.

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