Let the organ harvesting begin
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:
Kelly Cassidy (D), Carol Ammons (D), Jaime Andrade Jr. (D), Luis Arroyo (D), Kambium Buckner (D), Jonathan Carroll (D), John Connor (D), Will Davis (D), Daniel Didech (D), Marcus Evans Jr. (D), Sara Feigenholtz (D), Robyn Gabel (D), Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D), Jehan Gordon-Booth (D), LaToya Greenwood (D), Will Guzzardi (D), Sonya Harper (D), Greg Harris (D), Lisa Hernandez (D), Thaddeus Jones (D), Theresa Mah (D), Rob Martwick Jr. (D), Anna Moeller (D), Bob Morgan (D), Michelle Mussman (D), Deb Conroy (D), Aaron Ortiz (D), Delia Ramirez (D), Lamont Robinson Jr. (D), Justin Slaughter (D), Anne Stava-Murray (D), Katie Stuart (D), Curtis Tarver II (D), Karina Villa (D), Celina Villanueva (D), Mark Walker (D), Chris Welch (D), Ann Williams (D), Kathy Willis (D), Mike Zalewski (D), Melinda Bush (D)*, Omar Aquino (D), Cristina Castro (D), Don Harmon (D), Linda Holmes (D), Mattie Hunter (D), Toi Hutchinson (D), Emil Jones III (D), Kimberly Lightford (D), Iris Martinez (D), Julie Morrison (D), Robert Peters (D), Elgie Sims Jr. (D), Heather Steans (D), Ram Villivalam (D)