SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As states like Alabama, Georgia and Missouri have passed the country’s most restrictive bans on reproductive health care, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, recently helped to pass the Reproductive Health Act out of the Illinois House.
“We are seeing an unprecedented attack on women’s bodily autonomy, with extreme legislation being passed across the country that has been specially crafted to strip away women’s rights in the hopes of overturning Roe v. Wade,” said Villa. “I am proud to have helped pass the Reproductive Health Act, which will ensure that access to women’s health care services is a fundamental right in Illinois, no matter what Donald Trump and his extreme anti-choice allies in Washington do.”
Villa is sponsoring Senate Bill 25, which creates the Reproductive Health Act, and will protect access to reproductive health care services, including contraception, fertility treatment and abortion in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court.
“With the passage of the Reproductive Health Act out of the Illinois House, we are one step closer to ensuring that women’s health care is a fundamental right while Donald Trump and his extreme allies dismantle Roe v. Wade,” said Terry Cosgrove, President and CEO of Personal PAC. “Thank you Rep. Villa for standing up for Illinois women and protecting access to medical care without political interference.”
For more information, contact Villa’s constituent services office at 630-326-9319 or StateRepKarinaVilla@gmail.com.