SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – New legislation sponsored by state Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado, D-Chicago, would expand access to emergency contraception at wellness kiosks in public colleges and universities.
“Filling in the gaps in our reproductive healthcare system has been a top priority since I started as state representative,” Delgado said. “College campuses remain one of those major gaps where feminine hygiene products and reproductive health information continue to fail young women. On-campus services are a vital way of meeting these young women where they’re at and connect them with what they need.”
Delgado is sponsoring Senate Bill 1907 which requires public universities and community colleges to offer emergency contraception at a reduced price at one wellness kiosk on each public university campus. Information such as a toll-free number, expiration dates and proper instructions, and more would be posted on these kiosks.
Delgado was critical in passing The Patient and Provider Protection Act, Senate Bill 3799, which delivered landmark protections for LGBTQ+ people and women facing a rollback of reproductive freedoms following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs’ decision. The legislation required coverage for abortion services, PrEP and PEP and other HIV-related medications, and protecting medical professionals who face litigation for their line of work.
“I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to pass this in the House and deliver real change for countless young women in our university communities,” Delgado said. “We in Springfield have made it clear that we will stand up for women and all those who fall through the cracks of our healthcare system, and this bill continues that commitment.”