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Planned Parenthood demands more funding to expand abortion access

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022

* Planned Parenthood Action

Gov. Pritzker: Act Now to Ensure Equal Access to Abortion

Roe v. Wade is on the cusp of being overturned. If that happens, every state surrounding Illinois will either quickly ban or severely restrict abortion access. In the last few years, we’ve made a lot of progress protecting reproductive rights in Illinois. We’ve repealed dangerous abortion restrictions and passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which enshrines reproductive rights as fundamental rights in Illinois.

However, rights are meaningless without the resources to access abortion!

Ask Gov. JB Pritzker make sure that Illinois guarantees equal access to abortion

Right now — in Illinois and most of our neighboring states — many people cannot access the abortion they need and deserve. Barriers include cost, distance, lack of child care, and no paid time off work. In states surrounding Illinois, patients must also navigate medically unnecessary waiting periods.​ This situation will only become more dire once Roe falls and millions of people find themselves in a vast abortion desert with Illinois serving as the health care oasis.

We need Gov. Pritzker’s leadership to ensure Illinois is the critical access state he promised it to be. Gov. Pritzker needs to cut the red tape that puts barriers between providers and patients. As New York, California, and Oregon have done, Illinois needs to step up with funding that will support providers, advocates, and patients.

Urge Gov. Pritzker to act now to ensure Illinois lives up to its promise to be a critical access state for abortion.

Together, we can make sure that everyone, no matter their zip code, income, or identity, can access abortion in Illinois.

* Jordan Abudayyeh…

Gov. Pritzker has spent his life fighting to protect and expand reproductive rights. As he has clearly said, Illinois will remain a free state where women can access the abortion care they need without unnecessary restrictions. He looks forward to working with advocates and the General Assembly to discuss additional steps to ensure reproductive rights are accessible and protected.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

22 Comments »
  1. - The Abyss - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 1:20 pm:

    Gone are the days of pro choice Democrats. The party is now pro abortion. From safe legal, and rare to free, frequent, and celebrated.


  2. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 1:22 pm:

    The Abyss is appropriately monikered. The frequency of abortion in Illinois would not be so frequent if it were not for the cruelty of other states towards women. Celebrating the agency of women, that’s it.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 1:23 pm:

    ===From safe legal, and rare to free, frequent, and celebrated.===

    So they still aren’t wanting safe and legal?

    Frequent and celebrated? That’s a big of a hyperbole, given that SCOTUS might strike down much if not all of Roe.


  4. - A-Man - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 1:23 pm:

    =Gone are the days of pro choice Democrats.=

    That’s what happens when the choice itself and individual freedoms are infringed upon…


  5. - TNR - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 1:37 pm:

    I’m okay with medicaid picking up the tab for the poor, but let’s make sure we’re not paying for any medical services for out-of-staters who can afford it or have insurance coverage.


  6. - Larry Bowa Jr. - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 1:38 pm:

    “From safe legal, and rare to free, frequent, and celebrated.”

    Yeah that was the first thing women I’ve known who terminated pregnancies did afterward - throw big parties to celebrate.
    Disgusting take.


  7. - One Trick Pony - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 1:40 pm:

    Abyss, thanks for the drive by - The number of abortions performed in Illinois is lower than it was in 1995 when a republican was governor.
    https://dph.illinois.gov/data-statistics/vital-statistics/abortion-statistics.html


  8. - MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 1:53 pm:

    “Gone are the days of pro choice Democrats.”

    That’s just nonsense and you know it.

    – MrJM


  9. - Telly - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 2:17 pm:

    == That’s just nonsense and you know it. ==

    I dunno, “nonsense” might be a little strong. Mike Zalewski had a perfect record on abortion rights (including supporting state funding through Medicaid) and went the other way on PNA and is getting hit hard for it. Biden had to abandon a career-long stance against federal funding for abortion to avoid putting his nomination at risk. There’s definitely less tolerance for even a modicum of dissent on this issue. Of course, the same is true in the opposite direction on the GOP side.


  10. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 2:36 pm:

    I think Illinois has it just about right. No need for a change, which does not celebrate abortion but sanctifies a woman’s right to be in control of her person (agency).


  11. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 2:49 pm:

    If funds are tight, maybe don’t waste money attacking pro-choice candidates in primaries, PPIL.


  12. - Bored Chairman - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 3:48 pm:

    == That’s just nonsense and you know it.==

    Dan Lipinski would like a word…


  13. - Montrose - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 3:52 pm:

    “== That’s just nonsense and you know it.==

    Dan Lipinski would like a word…”

    Um, Dan Lipinski was definitely neither a pro-choice or “pro abortion” Dem.


  14. - Bored Chairman - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 4:43 pm:

    == Um, Dan Lipinski was definitely neither a pro-choice or “pro abortion” Dem.==

    That was the point, Montrose. Mr. Jayem suggested that the Democrats remain some sort of big tent party that would allow any representatives who are not 100% pro-choice. Lipinski got drummed out over the issues. Exactly one pro-life democrat remains in the U.S. House, and he barely won his primary race last week.


  15. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 4:46 pm:

    @Bored Chairman

    I think Governor John Bel Edwards would like a word with you.


  16. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 4:49 pm:

    === Lipinski got drummed out over the issues===

    He was defeated fair and square in a primary on substantive issues, which is very unlike how he got into the House.


  17. - Huh? - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 5:32 pm:

    2X - What TNR said about poor and out-state patients.


  18. - MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 5:33 pm:

    “Mr. Jayem suggested that the Democrats remain some sort of big tent party that would allow any representatives who are not 100% pro-choice.”

    What it the world are you talking about?

    I posted in response to the Abyss saying: “Gone are the days of pro choice Democrats.”

    The clue that my response was to that nonsensical comment was the fact that I literally quoted that comment.

    My comment was very short and unambiguous, and it didn’t “suggest” whatever it is you’re going on about.

    – MrJM


  19. - Abbey - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 7:48 pm:

    Is ‘The Abyss’ a troll? I am a Democrat and most definitely pro-choice.

    Do you know what it costs to give birth? Why would you FORCE a person to bear that expense and responsibility?? I’m also pro-vasectomy. That would cure the abortion dilemma.

    Parenthood should be a choice.


  20. - Other Options - Wednesday, Jun 22, 22 @ 10:09 pm:

    Don’t count your chickens - with the economic situation deteriorating even JB Pritzker is going to be vulnerable in November.
    He is a smart politician, and he isn’t going to be making definitive moves on abortion. Majority of folks will support multiple abortion options in the first trimester but his support of elective abortion up until the moment of birth is a bridge too far.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 23, 22 @ 5:11 am:

    ===elective abortion up until the moment of birth===

    What?


  22. - Demoralized - Thursday, Jun 23, 22 @ 8:19 am:

    ==his support of elective abortion up until the moment of birth==

    This argument keeps coming up in the anti-abortion crowd and I have no idea where it comes from because it’s simply not true.


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