BILL ALERT: Witness Slips Needed for HB 581

HB 581 amends the Hospital Emergency Service Act to require hospitals and their medical personnel to provide/suggest abortion as a “stabilizing treatment” for women patients who are pregnant with certain life-threatening conditions. As you know, the term “life-threatening” is used … Continue reading

BILL ALERT: Witness Slips Needed for HB 4867

HB 4867 would amend the Illinois Human Rights Act to add abortion as a human right in the workplace. It adds the definition of “reproductive health decisions” or primarily “abortion” for all Illinois employees so that employers cannot “discriminate” in … Continue reading

Illinois U.S. House Candidate Guide: 2024

District 1 Montelle Gaji A candidate for Illinois District One, the issues Montelle Gaji has stated she looks to solve include stopping unnecessary government spending, taking initiative on the southern border, promoting faith-based leadership, and creating employment opportunities. Marcus Lewis … Continue reading

All You Need to Know About Abortion Laws in Illinois

With the passage of two abortion bills (SB 25 as amended – in 2019 and known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) and HB 370 – as amended – in 2021 and known as the Repeal of the Parental Notice … Continue reading

HR 790—Introduced by Representative Margaret Croke on 3/31/2022

Synopsis As Introduced Declares the belief that the Supreme Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade and Griswold v. Connecticut were properly decided. Declares opposition to any effort to overturn, undermine, or weaken the precedents.

HR 789—Introduced by Representative Camille Lilly on 3/31/22

HR 789—Introduced by Representative Camille Lilly on 3/31/22 Synopsis As Introduced Declares a commitment to ensuring access to quality health care, including reproductive health care, for women in Illinois. Urges the Illinois Congressional Delegation to support federal legislation and other … Continue reading

HB 5048—Introduced by Representative Anna Moeller on 1/26/22; Passed the House, Sent to the Senate, Senate Sponsor Senator Sarah Feigenholtz—in Postponed in Senate Health Committee

Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that facilities licensed under the Act must offer to provide POLST-appropriate residents or their representatives an opportunity to execute the Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form within specified time … Continue reading

HB 4247—Introduced by Representative Barbara Hernandez on 12/03/21 Passed the House, Sent to the Senate, Senate Sponsor Senator Celina Villanueva—in Senate Assignments Committee

Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Public Higher Education Act. Provides that the intent of the Act is for the requirements of the Act to apply equally to the governing board of each public institution of higher education in this State. … Continue reading