If the United States Supreme Court reverses or modifies Roe v. Wade, here's what could happen to abortion rights in Illinois:
Current Illinois Law
"[I]f [the U.S. Supreme Court's abortion decisions] ... are ever reversed or modified or the United States Constitution is amended to allow protection of the unborn then the former policy of this State to prohibit abortions unless necessary for the preservation of the mother's life shall be reinstated."
Minors in Illinois face a dangerous law requiring parental notice 48 hours prior to an abortion. A burdensome and unworkable judicial bypass provision puts the health and lives of vulnerable teens at risk.
State Medicaid Funds
The State of Illinois will not pay for an abortion unless the pregnancy threatens a woman's health or results from rape or incest. Fewer than 100 abortions a year fall into these categories.
Funds paid by the State of Illinois for group health insurance plans for its employees may not be used to pay for an abortion unless necessary to preserve the life of the woman.