Bill Status of HB5615 95th General Assembly
Short Description: REPROD JUSTICE & ACCESS ACT
Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie - Rosemary Mulligan - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Elizabeth Coulson - Sara Feigenholtz, Julie Hamos, Elaine Nekritz, Karen May, Constance A. Howard, Lou Lang, Karen A. Yarbrough, Greg Harris, David E. Miller, Annazette Collins, Elizabeth Hernandez, Mike Boland, Patricia Reid Lindner, Cynthia Soto, John A. Fritchey, Carolyn H. Krause, Arthur L. Turner, Harry Osterman, Maria Antonia Berrios, Susana A Mendoza and Kathleen A. Ryg
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Reproductive Justice and Access Act. Provides that the State or any municipality, political subdivision, or other governmental unit or agency shall not: (1) deny or interfere with an individual's right to use or refuse contraception; (2) deny or interfere with a pregnant woman's right to bear a child; (3) deny or interfere with a pregnant woman's right to terminate a pregnancy: (i) prior to the viability of the fetus or (ii) when the termination of pregnancy is necessary to protect the life or health of the pregnant woman; or (4) require any woman to terminate pregnancy without her consent. Provides that party aggrieved by conduct that violates the Act may bring a civil lawsuit in a State circuit court or as a supplemental claim in a federal district court against the offending unit of government. Provides that the State shall ensure that individuals eligible for State medicaid assistance, or other State medical assistance, receive financial assistance for reproductive healthcare at least to the same extent as other comparable services. Provides that pregnancy terminations shall be performed in accordance with accepted standards of medical practice, by the method that, in the clinical judgment of the attending medical professional, will best serve the interests of the pregnant patient. Provides that all Illinois public schools shall offer medically accurate, age appropriate, comprehensive sexual health education. Provides that the provisions of the Act are severable. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.