Texas abortion law focuses on protests and politicians at Aurora Planned Parenthood
AURORA, Illinois – As Governor JB Pritzker met with congressional Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday inside Aurora’s Planned Parenthood, protesters gathered outside.
Both groups focused on Texas’ new abortion law, which essentially bans six-week abortions.
Representative Lauren Underwood (D-Crystal Lake), who is also a registered nurse, said Congress must pass laws protecting abortion rights for all U.S. residents. She said that access to safe abortions is a matter of basic health care for women.
“The Women’s Health Protection Act is a federal bill that will allow women to make reproductive decisions …
Outside, protesters told FOX 32 Chicago they were there to show their support for Texas’ new abortion law, which also creates a bounty system that would award $ 10,000 to people who sue with success anyone who performs an abortion.
“We think a lot of women come here [to Planned Parenthood] and they think it’s their only choice, ”one person told FOX 32 Chicago. “We offer another choice. We offer a choice for life. “
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