SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is sponsoring new legislation to ensure that women’s health care is protected under Illinois statute.
“We are hearing a lot of scary rhetoric coming out of Washington relating to women’s health care, so it is vital that we protect women here in our state,” said Mussman. “I am working to ensure that women’s health care is protected under state law, even if new restrictions are put into place on the federal level. Women’s health care is a fundamental right, and I want to make sure it is protected as such.”
Mussman is sponsoring House Bill 2495, which creates the Illinois Reproductive Health Act, and repeals the outdated and unconstitutional prohibitions of the Illinois Abortion Act of 1975, putting an end to practices such as allowing a husband to get a legal injunction to prevent his wife from having an abortion.
“Women have the unquestionable right to make autonomous decisions about their own wellbeing and health care,” continued Mussman. “It is frightening to hear federal leaders’ threats to criminalize women’s health care, so I will continue fighting to ensure that women in Illinois have access to medical care they need.”