Illinois Law Doesn’t ‘Eliminate All Restrictions on Abortions,’ Contrary to Ad from Advocacy Group
In digital ads, a political advocacy group makes the false claim that Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Democrats voted to “eliminate all restrictions on abortions up until the day of birth.”
Illinois law doesn’t allow for abortions after fetal viability unless the pregnant person’s life or health is at risk.
Since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, abortion has become a top issue in the 2022 elections — including in the Illinois governor’s race, where Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey is challenging Pritzker.
Illinois is among states that have passed or expanded previously passed laws that protect...