J.B. Pritzker on Abortion
Undo restrictions to preserve women's reproductive rights
Pritzker said if he is elected governor, he is prepared to preserve women's reproductive rights at all costs. "We need a governor to sign this bill and when I become governor,
I will demand immediate action and I will be the governor that will sign it," he said.
The bill would remove language from the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 which declares that "the unborn child is a human being from the time of conception and is, therefore, a legal person for purposes of the unborn child's right to life."
Additionally, the proposal would remove a provision that denies health insurance coverage of abortion to women on Medicaid and State Employee Health Insurance.
Source: Illinois Times on 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race
, Apr 27, 2017
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