A bill to expand abortion practices in Illinois is stalled in committee, due in part to a large pro-life rally at the Capitol rotunda last month. A March 20 pro-life rally and march at the Illinois Capitol protested The Reproductive Health Act, SB 1942 and HB 2495, which would repeal the 1975 Illinois Abortion Law, the state’s partial birth abortion ban, and regulations banning anyone other than physicians from performing abortions.
According to a recent legislative update, SB 1942 failed to pass out of the Senate Executive Committee before deadline and was reassigned to the Senate Assignments Committee. Its companion bill, HB 2495, was returned to the House Rules Committee.
In an e-mail over the weekend, Bob Vanden Bosch, executive director of Concerned Christian Ministries, warned, “Usually when bills have been returned to the Senate Assignments Committee or the House Rules Committee, they are considered dead. With legislation that is part of the liberal agenda, that has not necessarily been the case.”
Watch the Illinois Baptist for updates.