Illinois lawmakers recently advanced legislation that would make it easier for abortionists to evade accountability for abortion crimes committed in other states.
House Bill 1464 would protect licensed medical professionals who provide abortion services in multiple states.
The bill would shield an Illinois doctor from facing disciplinary action within the state for breaking abortion-related laws in states with abortion restrictions.
It’s another devious attempt by Democrats to make abortion as accessible as possible.
Illinois lawmakers work to protect Illinois abortionists who commit illegal abortions elsewhere https://t.co/14fqivkIil
— Devin Sena (@DevinSenaUI) April 6, 2022
Capitol News Illinois reported:
House Democrats passed House Bill 1464, which prevents the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from being able to revoke, suspend, or take any other disciplinary action against licensed physicians, nurses, and advanced practice nurses for providing any medical service related to an abortion.
Illinois law already protects the right to an abortion as health care, but the bill is aimed at protecting health care providers who practice in multiple states.
Bill sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, said that if a medical professional practicing in Illinois and other states is disciplined in the other state, it triggers potential disciplinary action in Illinois as well. But as other states have moved to make abortion more difficult or outright illegal, the law would shield an Illinois doctor who is disciplined in one of those states for performing an abortion from facing the same discipline in Illinois.
Live Action noted the state’s reprehensible legislation to make abortions more accessible:
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a different bill in December, despite public opposition, to officially repeal the state’s Parental Notification of Abortion Act after House and Senate lawmakers voted to repeal it in October. As NBC 5 Chicago reported, state residents electronically submitted nearly 50,000 notices of opposition to the legislation before the October vote.
In addition, the governor signed the Illinois Reproductive Health Act into law in 2019, discarding the state’s ban on the horrific partial-birth abortion procedure and allowing for late-term abortions if an abortionist deems it necessary for so-called “health” reasons.
Planned Parenthood officials were on hand at a news conference Thursday with the Illinois House Democratic Caucus to celebrate the passage of HB 1464 in the House in a 68 to 41 vote. The bill now awaits approval in the Senate.
Read HB 1464 HERE.