Illinois just legalized abortion until birth

The states seems extremely divided on abortion issues, while many are passing more restrictive abortion laws, others like New York and now, Illinois, are making it more accessible.

Illinois governor JB Pritzker signed the law on Wednesday, saying “Today we proudly proclaim that in this state, we trust women. And in Illinois we guarantee as a fundamental right a woman’s right to choose.”

“In a time when too many states across the nation are taking a step backward, Illinois is taking a giant step forward for women’s health,” he Tweeted.

The bill legalizes partial birth abortion and does away with the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975, that punished doctors for abortions performed that were said to be unnecessary. It also says a “fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the law, of this State.”

Planned Parenthood praised the governor for his actions.


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