The crack staff at Confederacy of Drones actually read the Illinois bill, laughably called the Reproductive Health Care Act (full text here), so you wouldn’t have to. Unfortunately the bill’s name is the only thing laughable about it.
Here are a few quotes (bold added for emphasis):
– If the health care professional determines that there is fetal viability, the health care professional may provide abortion care only if… the abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the patient.
– “Fetal viability” means that, in the professional judgment of the attending health care professional… there is a significant likelihood of a fetus’ sustained survival outside the uterus without the application of extraordinary medical measures.
– “Health of the patient” means all factors that are relevant… including, but not limited to, physical, emotional, psychological and familial health and age.
So in other words, if the baby can survive outside the womb but the mother’s emotional health needs to be protected – up until delivery – then abortion is perfectly legal!
Yikes… just… yikes.
New York: “We’ve enacted the most liberal abortion laws you can imagine.”
Illinois: “Hold my beer.”
You can thank these Illinois State legislators who sponsored the bill: