Time for Action:
Women's Health Care
February 9, 2017

FROM:  
Ma ry Kubasak, President
Jean Pierce and Hilary Denk, Issues Co-Chairs
Margaret O'Hara and Janet Craft, Issues Specialists

RE:
Reproductive Rights
SUPPORT HB40

ACTION NEEDED:  

Please contact your State Representative and ask for  SUPPORT for HB 40.  Urge him or her to vote Yes on HB 40 to keep a woman's right to an abortion legal in Illinois despite any future Supreme Court Decisions.


WHY IT MATTERS:

The League supports protecting   the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices .

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 policy position on reproductive rights: 
Protect the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices .



Find contact information for your state legislators at:   
League of Women Voters of Illinois
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 634, Chicago, IL  60604
Phone: (312) 939-5935  | Email:  issues@lwvil.org  | website:  www.lwvil.org
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