Illinois demorats advance bill declaring a “fundamental right” to an abortion

From Daily Mail: House Democrats in Illinois have advanced a measure to replace the state’s abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people ‘a fundamental right’ to make decisions about their reproductive health.

The State Journal-Register reports a House committee approved the legislation late Sunday on a party-line vote, sending it to the House floor. All committee Republicans voted no.

Among other provisions, the bill requires private health insurance companies that cover pregnancy-related benefits to cover abortion.

Supporters say the measure is necessary to counter other states’ action to restrict abortion procedures and the appointment of U.S. Supreme Court justices who oppose abortion.

Republicans criticized Democrats, who control the Legislature and the governor’s office, for holding the hearing on the Sunday night of a holiday weekend and posting notice just one hour before the hearing.

Under the measure, reproductive health would be declared a ‘fundamental right.’

Women would have the right to ‘use or refuse reproductive health care’ during their pregnancy.

The action in Democratic-leaning Illinois follows actions in a series of Republican states to limit access to abortion.

A woman would gain additional routes to sue if she believes her rights are violated, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. And local governments would be barred from limiting access to contraception and health procedures, although they could pass rules that increase access to care.

A new Alabama law would make it a felony to perform most abortions, and doctors who carry them out could face sentences of up to 99 years in prison.

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William

“Democrat-leaning Illinois” is intended to mean Chicago of course. Same as NY, upstate NY and NYC are different universes. Now apparently womyn in Illinois can sue doctors who exercise their fundamental right to refuse to commit infanticide. Progress. May they all burn in hell. ‘Bama is looking better all the time. Kinda hot but I could adjust

Dr. Eowyn
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There’s no “fundamental right” to kill in the U.S. Constitution. The Illinois bill should be challenged on constitutional grounds — all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jackie Puppet
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A pregnant representative tried to change enough minds, but to no avail…

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/28/18642682/abortion-illinois-house-reproductive-health-act-roe-wade

Alma
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Alma

Once and for all, Let’s hear it from the Supreme Court!

CalGirl
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CalGirl

Since I am a teacher on the front lines of our next generations….in MIDDLE SCHOOL YET (ages roughly 11-13)….I overhear girls in my art room almost every day casually ” arguing “if a devoloping fetus is a person, or has rights or whatever……..I never interject myself, as I genuinely want to get “the lay of the recent land” on this issue. Basically, my 8th-grader girls (usually aged 13-14 tops) end up on the line that, they can do anything with their bodies that they want/wish, and a developing baby has no rights COMPARED to their rights. I think THIS is… Read more »

William
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William

The more fundamental issue is the nature of life itself. The masses have been long indoctrinated with the atheist/materialist mindset that there are only objectively physical naturalistic explanations for all phenomena. “Life” therefore is “just” a series of complex chemical interactions. A human being is “just a bag of chemicals”. A human fetus is “just a f**king clump of cells.” There is no more point in proclaiming the sanctity of life than the sanctity of any other mundane observed regularity, a rock rolling down a hill for instance. There was no creation, just accidents. Their message: s**t happens. From this… Read more »

Mad Celt
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Parasites don’t have rights yet the entitlement rolls continue to swell.