Pro-Life Legislation

The following legislation was proposed during the 101st Illinois General Assembly: 

 

Title: House Bill 340

Date filed: 1/11/2019

Sponsor: Rep. Patrick Windorst (118th District)

Summary: This bill repeals what HB 40 made into law. HB 40 forces all Illinois taxpayers to pay for abortions for those on Medicaid and state employee health insurance, through the full nine months of pregnancy. House Bill 340 “amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Problem Pregnancy Health Services and Care Act, and the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975. Restores the provisions that were amended by Public Act 100-538 to the form in which they existed before their amendment by Public Act 100-538.”

Status of the bill: Referred to Rules Committee (1/14/19)

Title: House Bill 342

Date filed: 1/11/2019

Sponsor: Rep. Darren Bailey (109th District)

Summary: This bill places regulations on administering immunizations that use aborted fetal tissue. House Bill 342 “amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Public Health to create and maintain a list of each immunizing agent derived from aborted fetal tissue and any alternative immunizing agents. Provides that the Department shall ensure that, before administering an immunizing agent derived from aborted fetal tissue to an individual, a health care provider shall provide to the individual or, if the individual is a child, to the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child: (1) notification that the immunizing agent was derived from aborted fetal tissue; (2) if an immunizing agent that is not an immunizing agent derived from aborted fetal tissue is available as an alternative to an immunizing agent derived from aborted fetal tissue, an offer of the alternative; and (3) notification of the option to decline the receipt of the immunizing agent. Effective immediately.”

Status of the bill:  Referred to Rules Committee (1/14/19)

 

The following legislation was proposed during the 100th General Assembly. 

Title: House Bill 4210 – Down Syndrome Abortion Ban

Date filed: January 3, 2018

Sponsor(s): House Sponsors:
Rep. Allen Skillicorn – Thomas Morrison, Monica Bristow and Natalie Phelps Finnie

Summary: HB 4210 “prohibits a physician from intentionally performing an abortion with knowledge that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion solely on account of the fetus having a test result indicating Down syndrome, a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, or any other reason to believe that the fetus has Down syndrome. Effective immediately.”

Status of the bill: HB 4210 died in committee.

 

Title: House Bill 4114- No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act

Date filed: 10/12/2017

Sponsor(s): Representatives Peter Breen, Patricia R. Bellock – Norine K. Hammond – Jerry Costello, II – Terri Bryant, David B. Reis, Michael D. Unes, Avery Bourne, Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, Tony McCombie, Barbara Wheeler, Jeanne M Ives, Margo McDermed, Christine Winger, Sheri Jesiel, Mark Batinick, Tim Butler, C.D. Davidsmeyer, David McSweeney, Thomas Morrison, Robert W. Pritchard, Steven Reick, Allen Skillicorn, Joe Sosnowski, Charles Meier, Bill Mitchell, Tom Demmer, Dave Severin, Natalie Phelps Finnie, Brad Halbrook, Nick Sauer, Daniel Swanson, Thomas M. Bennett, John Cavaletto, Keith R. Wheeler, Randy E. Frese, Michael P. McAuliffe, Lindsay Parkhurst, Ryan Spain, David A. Welter, Dan Brady and John M. Cabello

Summary: HB 4114 reverses the legal effect of HB 40 (primarily as to taxpayer funded abortions) and adds life-affirming public policy.

Status of the bill: HB 4114 died in committee.

 

Title: House Bill 282 [HB 282]

Date filed: January 9, 2017

Sponsor(s): Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R) 54th district, Allen Skillicorn (R) 66th district

Summary: HB 282 prohibits sex-selective abortions, abortions based on disability, and more.

Status of the bill: HB 282 died in committee.

 

Title: House Bill 283 [HB 283] – Ultrasound Opportunity Act

Date filed: January 9, 2017

Sponsor(s): Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R) 54th district, Allen Skillicorn (R) 66th district, Brandon W. Phelps (D) 118th district

Summary: HB 283 requires that a woman be offered the opportunity to have an ultrasound before an abortion is performed.

Status of the bill: HB 283 is died in committee.

 

Title: House Bill 467 [HB 467] Abortion Clinic Regulations

Date filed: January 17, 2017

Sponsor(s): Rep. Sheri Jesiel (R) 61st district

Summary: HB 467 requires that abortion clinics meet all the health and safety regulations that all other outpatient clinics (i.e. foot and eye care clinics) must meet.

Status of the bill: HB 467 died in committee.

 

Title: House Bill 532 [HB 532]

Date filed: January 24, 2017

Sponsor(s): Rep. Peter Breen (R) 48th district, Thomas Morrison (R) 54th district

Summary: HB 532 prohibits the use of fetal parts from abortions. This is in direct response to the sale of aborted baby body parts by Planned Parenthood.

Status of the bill: HB 532 died in committee.

 

Title: House Bill 2891 [HB 2891]

Date filed: February 9, 2017

Sponsor(s): Rep. Brandon Phelps (D) 118th district

Summary: HB 2891 amends the Illinois Abortion law of 1975. It defines “dismemberment abortion” and requires that no person shall perform, or attempt to perform, a dismemberment abortion on an unborn child unless: 1) the dismemberment abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman; or 2) a continuation of the pregnancy will cause a substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.

Status of the bill: HB 2891 is dead for this year.

 

Title: House Bill 3210 [HB 3210]

Date filed: February 9, 2017

Sponsor(s): Rep. Jerry Costello, II (D) 116th district , Terri Bryant (R) 115th district

Summary: HB 3210 prohibits abortions after 20 weeks gestation.

Status of the bill: HB 3210 died in committee.

 

Title: Senate Bill 78 [SB 78]

Date filed: January 12, 2017

Sponsor(s): Senator Kyle McCarter (R) 54th district

Summary: SB 78 prohibits contracts and grants to be sent to organizations (i.e. Planned Parenthood) that perform abortions.

Status of the bill: SB 78 is dead for this year.

 

Title: Senate Bill 1595 [SB 1595] – Pregnancy Help Center Referral Act

Date filed: February 9, 2017

Sponsor(s): Senator Tim Bivins (R) 45th district, Michael Connelly (R) 21st district

Summary: Requires that a doctor may not perform an abortion unless he or she provides the pregnant woman with the name, address, and telephone number of an organization that: 1) is within reasonable proximity of the abortion facility; 2) provides education, counseling, and other assistance to help pregnant women care for their babies, as a part of its mission; 3) does not perform abortions, is not affiliated with any physician or entity that performs abortions, and does not refer pregnant mothers for abortions.

Status of the bill: SB 1595 is dead for this year.

 

Title: House Resolution 135 [HR 135]

Date filed: February 10, 2017

Sponsor(s): Rep. Brandon Phelps (D) 118th district

Summary: HR 135 calls for the U.S. Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.

Status of the bill: HR 135 died in committee.

 

Title: House Resolution 142 [HR 142]; House Resolution 145 [HR 145]

Date filed: February 14, 2017; February 15, 2017

Sponsor(s): Rep. Thomas Morrison (R) 54th district, Bill Mitchell (R) 101st district; Rep. Sheri Jesiel (R) 61st district, Terri Bryant (R) 115th district,  Jerry Costello, II (D) 116th district, Barbara Wheeler (R) 64th district, Keith P. Sommer (R) 88th district, Patricia R. Bellock (R) 47th district, Mark Batinick  (R) 97th district, Steven Reick (R) 63rd district, Allen Skillicorn (R) 66th district, Tim Butler (R) 87th district, Daniel V. Beiser (D) 111th district, Dan Brady (R) 105th district, John Cavaletto (R) 107th district, Randy E. Frese (R) 94th district, Jerry Lee Long (R) 76th district, David McSweeney (R) 52nd district, David B. Reis (R) 109th district, C.D. Davidsmeyer (R) 100th district, Jeanne M. Ives (R) 42nd district, Brad Halbrook (R) 102nd district, Nick Sauer (R) 51st district, Steven A. Andersson (R) 65th district, Dave Severin (R) 117th district, Norine K. Hammond (R) 93rd district, Reginald Phillips (R) 110th district, Joe Sosnowski (R) 69th district, Charles Meier (R) 108th district, Daniel Swanson (R) 74th district, Peter Breen (R) 48th district, Keith R. Wheeler (R) 50th district, Thomas M. Bennett (R) 106th district, Brandon W. Phelps (D) 118th district, Thomas Morrison (R) 54th district, Robert W. Pritchard (R) 74th district, Avery Bourne (R) 95th district, Ryan Spain (R) 73rd district, Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R) 99th district, Margo McDermed (R) 37th district, John M. Cabello (R) 68th district, Tony McCombie (R) 71st district, Bill Mitchell (R) 101st district, Michael D. Unes (R) 91st district, Chad Hays (R) 104th district, Tom Demmer (R) 90th district, Jim Durkin , Brian W. Stewart, Mike Fortner, David A. Welter, Christine Winger, Michael P. McAuliffe and Grant Wehrli

Summary: HR 142 and HR 145 state opposition to legislative efforts to use State taxpayer funds to pay for abortions and to use taxpayer funds to pay for insurance costs for State employees to have abortions for any reason.

Status of the bill: HR 142 and HR145 died in committee.