Illinois House Passes Bill Expanding Abortion Protections

Illinois House Passes Bill Expanding Abortion Protections

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois House of Representatives has voted to shore up the state’s already-expansive reproductive rights and shield the influx of out-of-state patients seeking abortions in Illinois after the fall of Roe v. Wade.

The bill approved Friday would prevent the governor from surrendering a person charged by another state if the charges are based providing or obtaining health care that is lawful in Illinois, even if the procedure is illegal in the other state.

It also would offer protection for providers of gender-affirming health care, such as hormonal treatment.

And it would allow advanced-practice registered nurses and physician assistants to perform abortion procedures that don’t require general anesthesia.

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