Janet Craft and Margaret O'Hara Issues Specialists
RE: Reproductive Rights -
On April 14, 2017 Governor Bruce Rauner's office announced that he does not support HB40. Please call Governor Rauner's office in Chicago 312-814-2121 or Springfield 217-782-0244, and ask him to reconsider and support HB40.
WHY IT MATTERS:
HB40 repeals a trigger provision in the 1975 Illinois Abortion Law that states if Roe v Wade is ever overturned or modified by the US Supreme Court, Illinois will revert back to its pre-Roe law that made abortion an illegal criminal act. The removal of this trigger insures that women's healthcare decisions will be protected in Illinois regardless of the Supreme Court Decision.
This bill also allows women covered by Medicaid and the State Employees Health Insurance to have coverage for abortion care. Like all other women in Illinois these two groups of women have a right to make their personal health care decisions.
League of Women Voters of Illinois
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 634, Chicago, IL 60604