Illinois has a mixed-choice legislature. The state has an unconstitutional and unenforceable ban that outlaws abortion procedures as early as 12 weeks. For later abortions, Illinois has imposed a Constitutional limit, permitting procedures in cases of endangerment to the life and/or health (physical or mental) of the woman. A later abortion must also be attended by a second physician. Violation of abortion laws may result in a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for 3 to 7 years for (Class 2 felony); if the fetus is claimed to have been viable with or without support and the provider does not do all he/she could to save the fetus, the provider would be charged with a Class 3 felony. Illinois also subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws.
The denial is a clear violation of Illinois’ Human Rights Act, according to the charge. For more info, go to: t.co/iMxcNGWF9H
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