CHICAGO – On the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, joined Governor JB Pritzker as he signed an executive order ensuring there are no barriers to women exercising their right to choose under state employee group health insurance plans.

The executive order comes on the heels of the passage of House Bill 40, sponsored by Feigenholtz and signed into law in 2017. That law required Illinois to extend insurance coverage of abortion to women who receive insurance through the state government’s health insurance plan. It also ensures abortion remains safe and legal in Illinois if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

“After repeated threats from President Trump and others to strip abortion rights away from women, this legislation was necessary to safeguard a woman’s right to make decisions that affect her personal health in Illinois,” said Feigenholtz. “Today, Governor Pritzker made a commitment to women in Illinois who are covered by state employee health insurance that they will have access to a full array of reproductive health care.”

For more information, contact Feigenholtz’s constituent services office at (773) 296-4141 or

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