The Chicago Sun-Times published an article about a bill before the Illinois legislature that places medically-unnecessary regulations on abortion clinics -- regulations not applied to other health care providers. House Bill 3274 is offered under the pretense of safety and the ostensible need to improve conditions at clinics that offer abortions. In reality, the proposal seeks to make it impossible for abortion clinics to operate, forcing these facilities to create the equivalent of a small hospital. When Texas passed a law like this, half of the clinics in that state closed almost immediately. From the Sun-Times article:

Colleen Connell, the state ACLU’s executive director, said the proposal seeks “regulation that advances no medical purpose.”

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