Illinois Abortion Law Even Worse Than New York’s

If you thought New York’s abortion laws that legalized infanticide were bad, you need to take a look at the Illinois Reproductive Health Act, SB 25.

This bill establishes abortion as a “fundamental right” and gives unlimited access to abortion through all nine months of gestation and up to birth for any reason. Moreover, the bill specifically provides that a “fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the law of this state.” The bill also rolls back state restrictions on partial-birth abortion; provides no religious or conscience-based objection to any individual, business, or organization; eliminates waiting periods, parental consent, and criminal penalties for abortionists; and allows even non-physicians to perform abortions.

The bill passed the Illinois House 64-50 and passed the state Senate 34-20. Once signed by Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the bill will go into effect immediately.

Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver said about the bill, “This a crime against humanity.” Added Peter Breen, a former Illinois representative and Thomas More Society vice president and senior counsel, “This bill remains the most radically pro-abortion measure of its kind and would make Illinois an abortion destination for the country.”

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