The following can be attributed to Colleen Connell, Executive Director of the ACLU of Illinois:
“Governor Pritzker today completed a critical, much needed victory for access to reproductive health care in Illinois. Even as other states – including Georgia, Alabama, and our neighbors in Missouri – recklessly act to ban abortion, Illinois now stands as an example of how we can safeguard the right of every person to reproductive health care, including abortion.
From his early days in office, Governor Pritzker has encouraged Illinois elected officials and residents to do everything possible to protect reproductive health care, and to make ourselves a model for other states. With the stroke of a pen to the Reproductive Health Act, the Governor has made those words reality.
The law is now clear in Illinois: decisions about reproductive health care are between patients, their family members, doctors and other health care providers. Thank you, Governor Pritzker, for making this policy the law of the land. Thank you to all the legislators who worked to move this measure forward, especially sponsors Senator Melinda Bush and Representative Kelly Cassidy. And special thanks to the thousands of Illinois residents who spoke up and made their voice heard over the past few months. Your involvement made this victory possible.”