Il. Rep Robyn Gabel: HB4013 expands abortion rights in Illinois

IL State Rep Robyn Gabel 18th District discusses HB4013, which expands abortion rights in Illinois. The conversation was part of the 2.13.17 general meeting of Chicago Women Take Action. Bill HB 4013 is a 2-year-old bill that would extend full abortion care coverage to recipients of the state’s Medicaid program and some state health insurance plans. Under Illinois law, pregnant people who receive Medicaid benefits can only obtain abortion care under narrow exceptions such as rape, incest, or when their life is at risk. Look for further updates from our general meeting in the next few days and from our blog. Please share. Thank you to our colleague Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth ​ for the video.