At a signing ceremony on Wednesday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker elicited cheers from an audience of liberal supporters as he placed his signature on a pro-abortion bill which critics say paves the way for controversial late-term abortions.
Flanked by state lawmakers and other supporters, Pritzker declared that “if you believe in standing up for women’s fundamental rights, Illinois is a beacon of hope in the heart of this nation,” adding, “We trust women.”
The Reproductive Health Act repeals the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, a move drawing outrage from pro-life critics.
“Abortion bans don’t ban abortion, they just endanger women.” Today, Gov. Pritzker signed sweeping protections for abortion in a new law that establishes access to the procedure as a “fundamental right.” pic.twitter.com/SaebYe7xyQ
— WTTW (Chicago PBS) (@wttw) June 12, 2019
“Under this law, every single one of my patients could be legally killed in utero in our state,” said a nurse. “What does this say about this law? What does that say our politicians? What does that say about our leaders?”
Pro-life group March for Life called the bill “abortion extremism at its worst.”