Advocates, Pritzker stress importance of getting abortion legislation right as special session appears less likely

Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at a news conference Tuesday at Planned Parenthood of Illinois. [Ben Szalinski/The Daily Line]

Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade at the end of June, Gov. JB Pritzker pledged to call lawmakers to Springfield within the “coming weeks” to craft a legislative response to the decision, but then hit the breaks on the special session when July arrived.

Now as Labor Day approaches and state lawmakers count down the days to the Nov. 8 election, a special session to take up abortion bills appears unlikely.


via Springfield News – The Daily Line

August 31, 2022 at 06:23AM

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