Illinois House Voted To Pass Reproductive Health Act
Reproductive health has been under attack across the country. Bill SB0025 ensures some fundamental rights remain intact.
Today (5/28), the Illinois House voted 64-50 to pass the Reproductive Health Act. While the rights protected under this act have been under attack across the country, in Illinois, for now, they are protected.
SB0025 ensures that everyone in the state of Illinois has a fundamental right to make autonomous decisions about one's own reproductive health. It would also ensure that anyone who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to continue the pregnancy and give birth, or to have an abortion.
The Reproductive Health Act also repeals the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Illinois Abortion Act of 1975, removing restrictions on the procedure later in pregnancy, as well as expanding insurance coverage for abortions and other related medical benefits, according to centralillinoisproud.com
Next, SB0025 heads to the Illinois Senate. If it passes, it will head to Governor Pritzker's desk, to be signed into law. A signature he says he will give, if the bill passes the Senate.