Abortion is a hot topic recently with the many Southern States practically abolishing it. Some blue states are also making waves, but in the opposite direction. They are taking away any rights the unborn might have had. The Illinois Senate just passed legislation that will make Abortion a fundamental right.
“The Illinois Senate late Friday sent to the governor legislation that establishes a woman’s “fundamental right” to an abortion.
The 34-20 vote approving the Reproductive Health Act comes in response to new laws passed in other states narrowing abortion rights.”
“In addition to establishing abortion as a woman’s fundamental right, the bill states that “a fertilized egg, embryo or fetus does not have independent rights,” according to the station.
It also repeals the Illinois abortion law of 1975, eliminating spousal consent, waiting periods, criminal penalties for abortion providers and restrictions on abortion facilities, the station reported.”
Gov. J.B. Pritzker intends to sign the bill into law.
“As a lifelong advocate of a woman’s right to choose, I applaud the House for passing the Reproductive Healthcare Act and urge the Senate to take swift action on this critical piece of legislation,” Pritzker said. “With reproductive health care under attack across the country, we must do everything in our power to protect women’s rights in Illinois.”
“State Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, said abortions after a baby is viable would only take place after if a doctor judges the abortion is necessary to protect the health of the mother.”
But not everyone was on board.
“State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, was among those to vote “no” on the bill, which he called the most radical pro-abortion rights bill in the nation.
“It gets rid of a lot of the meaningful limits … my reading of it, it allows for gender selection of abortions, I think it will make Illinois of the states that has one of the most radical abortion laws,” Schimpf said.”
This looks like a reaction to Georgia and Alabama’s recent Abortion bans. Is it really a victory for Dems if it is encouraging the killing of babies?