Executive Director Colleen Connell submitted written testimony to the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday in opposition to House Bill 3156. She writes:

There can be no purpose in upending the existing system of regulation other than to seek to impose the same unconstitutional burdens on the fundamental right to terminate pregnancy that led the federal courts to enjoin the ASTC Act and regulations in Ragsdale v. Turnock. We urge you to let science dictate and avoid the unnecessary cost to the State of Illinois of further litigation about regulatory requirements long found to impose a substantial burden with no medical justifications. We urge you to vote NO on House Bill 3156.

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