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In May, the Illinois House passed a controversial abortion bill even more extreme than New York’s Reproductive Health Act … The House moved the “Reproductive Health Act” forward May 29 on a 65-40 vote.

Illinois’s legislation has been labeled by pro-life advocates as inherently worse than New York’s. According to Live Action News: “HB 2495 would virtually eliminate all protections for preborn children, allow infanticide, remove conscience-protection laws for healthcare workers, allow taxpayer funding for abortion, and more. HB 2467 would repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995, making it so that minors can obtain abortions without parental notification.

The bill also repeals the state’s ban on partial-birth abortion.” A press release from Illinois Right to Life Action noted the bill … “expressly strips all rights from unborn children, changes the definition of viability, and

legalizes abortions through all nine months of pregnancy, up to the moment of birth, for any reason. Any restrictions or regulations on abortion are effectively eliminated.”
(Live Action News, 5/31/19; CLR Life Wire 6/6/19)