SPRINGFIELD, IL — Approximately 3600 activists attended a rally at the State Capitol Wednesday protesting against two abortion bills moving through the General Assembly. The rally comes a day after a Senate committee passed a bill repealing a requirement for minors to notify a parent or guardian about their abortion. The other bill would remove medical certification requirements for staff at an abortion facility, and remove state inspection requirements from abortion facilities.
Several House Republicans gathered for a press conference to show their displeasure for the legislation.
State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) was one of those in attendance. She was asked how people in southern Illinois feel about the legislation.
State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) was also in attendance.
Illinois State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo), and State Rep. Bryant (R-Murphysboro), Dave Severin (R-Marion) will host a legislative town hall and listening session at Mount Vernon Township High school from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25.
The legislators will make themselves available to discuss this pending abortion legislation, their own legislative agendas, 2nd Amendment Rights, Governor Pritzker’s proposals to raise sales taxes, and Governor Pritzker’s progressive income tax proposal.
The legislators will take questions from audience members. The public is invited to attend.