Illinois, Nevada Among States Increasing Abortion Rights In 2019
The Reproductive Health Act had stalled since its introduction in February, and in mid-May, its sponsor, state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, held a protest to call for movement on the act.
“I think that there is a lack of understanding of the urgency,” Cassidy told ABC News last month.
But, “this threat” to reproductive rights “is real,” she said.
Cassidy, who is part of a Democratic majority in the legislative body, supports the bill not just to preserve abortion access for the people of Illinois, she said, but also for the people from neighboring states — where restrictions are harsher — who go to Illinois for abortions.