CHICAGO – To proactively fight against attacks on women’s health issues, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, is supporting legislation to ensure a women’s right to choose is protected in Illinois if the Supreme Court reverses nearly 50 years of legal precedent.

“Given the Trump administration’s record on women’s health issues, I think it’s important that we work now to ensure that women in Illinois are protected from changes in the law,” Andrade said. “When you look at the nominee that Trump has put forth for the Supreme Court, it’s clear that not only is women’s health not a priority, but that he is prioritizing the restriction of a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.”

Illinois is currently one of four states with a “trigger” law that would make abortion in Illinois illegal if Roe v. Wade was overturned. In response, Andrade is supporting House Bill 40, which would change state law to ensure that if the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision is overturned, women would continue to have the right to choose in Illinois.

“Organizations like Planned Parenthood have been fighting for women’s rights to make their own health care decisions for decades, and we cannot let the progress they have made in Illinois be undone,” Andrade said. “This proposal protects the right to choose for women in Illinois, regardless of the anti-choice stances of judges being appointed by the Trump administration.”

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