Tell Governor Rauner to sign HB40!


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Protect access to safe and legal abortion in Illinois

Dear [Decision Maker],

I urge you to sign HB 40 which strikes a dangerous "trigger" provision in the current Illinois abortion law and ensures that women's health care will be protected in Illinois, regardless of what happens in the Supreme Court in the future.

In addition to protecting safe and legal abortion in Illinois, HB 40 will repeal the ban on abortion coverage in Medicaid and allow Illinois to use state funds to cover abortion just as it does other medical services. Also, the bill will repeal the ban on abortion coverage in State Employees Health Insurance, which would allow state employee health plans to cover abortion like any other medical service. The repeal of these provisions will not add costs to the state budget.

I believe that women should have access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion, regardless of where they live or the source of their health care coverage.

When it comes to the most important decisions in life, like whether to become a parent, it is vital that a woman be able to consider all her options, no matter where she lives, her income, or where her health insurance comes from. It's not anyone's place to decide for someone else whether or not she should have an abortion. Decisions about whether to choose adoption, to end a pregnancy, or raise a child are better left to a woman and her family.

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