SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – While states across the country continue passing unprecedented restrictions on access to reproductive health care, Illinois has taken a step in the opposite direction as Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Reproductive Health Act, a measure backed by state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, to ensure that women’s health care is protected under Illinois law.
“It is clear that Donald Trump and his extreme allies are working to build the foundation to challenge Roe v. Wade. I believe that women’s health care is a fundamental right, so I took action and passed the Reproductive Health Act to protect Illinois women’s access to health care services without political interference,” said Villa. “I am proud to see this measure be signed into law, ensuring that women’s right to bodily autonomy and access to safe, legal health care services are protected in Illinois no matter what happens in Washington.”
Villa backed Senate Bill 25, the Reproductive Health Act, which 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. Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed the Reproductive Health Act into law.
“With the governor signing the Reproductive Health Act, women’s health care is now protected as a fundamental right under Illinois law,” said Terry Cosgrove, president and CEO of Personal PAC. “I want to thank Representative Villa for her leadership in passing the RHA and standing up for Illinois women by protecting access to medical care no matter what Donald Trump and his right-wing allies do in Washington.”