This summary of HB2495 and SB1942 was prepared by Paul Benjamin Linton, Esq for the Thomas More Society. “This act is the most extreme piece of abortion legislation that has been introduced in Illinois, and, arguably, the most extreme one that has been proposed in any state to date, including New York”.
“The Reproductive Health Act is an extreme bill that would basically enshrine abortion as a positive good in Illinois law. It would eliminate virtually all common sense regulation of abortion, including regulations that are Constitutional, mandate cover for abortion in health insurance policies – even in those policies provided by churches and religious organizations – provide an argument for the nullification of the parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 and undermine existing legal protections for institutional and individual rights of conscience.
THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT IS A RATICAL BILL THAT THE PEOPLE OF ILLINOIS AND MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHOULD VIGEROUSLY AND AGGRESIVELY OPPOSE”.