From our friends at ACLU-IL:
House Bill 40 strikes a dangerous “trigger” provision in the Illinois abortion law and affirms that Illinois will not go back to the pre-Roe days of illegal abortion.
• By removing the anti-choice “trigger” language from the 1975 Act, HB 40 ensures that women’s health care will be protected in Illinois, regardless of what happens to the Supreme Court in a Trump administration. There is simply too much risk.
HB 40 removes discriminatory provisions from Illinois law that deny insurance coverage of abortion to many women who depend on Medicaid and State Employee Health Insurance.
Every woman, regardless of whether she has private or government-funded health insurance, should have affordable and comprehensive health care coverage that includes coverage for abortion care, so she can make personal health decisions based on what is best for her and her family.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR H.B. 40:
H.B. 40 is scheduled for a hearing on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017. Please take two minutes and fill out what's called a "witness slip," which gauges public support for or against a bill.
Fill out the form and make sure you chose PROPONENT of the bill.
While you're there, fill out witness slips on the following bill that will also be considered:
- H.B. 282 would limit access to abortion. Please fill out a witness slip as an OPPONENT of this bill supports open access to abortion. Click here for the HB 282 witness slip and select OPPONENT.
- H.B. 283 would require physicians to offer ultrasounds to women before performing abortion. Please fill out a witness slip as an OPPONENT of this bill. Click here for HB 283 witness slip and select OPPONENT.
- Don't forget to also fill out a witness slip for H.B. 40 and select PROPONENT