Illinois Senate passes Reproductive Health Act

(Photo via NARAL)
(Photo via NARAL)

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate passed the Reproductive Health Act last Friday night before the end of the session. The bill, the most progressive reproductive health bill in the country, goes to the governor to be signed.

Capitol News Illinois reported that the bill passed after more than 80 minutes of debate. The bill repeals abortion restrictions in Illinois and sets abortion access as a right, in direct opposition to a raft of anti-choice bills passed across the country. 

From Capitol News Illinois:

Sen. Melinda Bush, a Democrat from Grayslake and the bill’s sponsor in that chamber, said she hopes passage of the legislation will make the state “a beacon for the country.”