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USIllinois governor says new abortion law makes state most progressive on the issue

10:40  12 june  2019
10:40  12 june  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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New York (CNN) On the 46th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, New York state passed a law to protect women's access to abortion if the historic case is overturned. "Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman's right to make her own decisions about her own personal

Illinois could become the most progressive state in the nation on abortion rights if a proposed bill is But you may be seeing more potholes and cracks on the roads you take to work or even live on Meagan Davis / Flickr. State lawmakers approved hundreds of changes that are now Illinois law .

Illinois governor says new abortion law makes state most progressive on the issue© Ted Schurter/AP Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, center, sponsored the abortion bill expected to be signed on Wednesday, June 12, by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday is expected to sign into law the Reproductive Health Act, which he said would make his state the most progressive on the issue.

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The measure, which lawmakers said codifies existing practices, removes restrictions on abortions later in one's pregnancy and any criminal penalties for physicians who perform them, according to ABC Chicago station WLS. The new law also repeals Illinois' partial birth ban and the state's 1975 abortion act, in addition to expanding insurance coverage for procedures and for contraception.

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Pritzker said his order will instruct the Illinois Department of Central Management and Services to make sure all state insurance plans are fully compliant The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois said that within the past month, some state employees had received notices that abortion is now

In Illinois , where the new Democratic governor has pledged to make the state “the most progressive state in the nation for access to reproductive This week, the Writers Guild of America, the union for screenwriters, issued a statement saying that if Georgia passes the anti- abortion law

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States including Alabama recently have done the exact opposite, passing draconian laws to restrict abortion, primarily in an effort to get the issue before the Supreme Court and potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized the procedure at the federal level.

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, on Monday signed into law a measure that declares abortion "a fundamental right," adding in a statement: "This legislation affirms what is already allowable in Vermont -- protecting reproductive rights and ensuring those decisions remain between a woman and her health care provider."

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