On Tuesday, February 21, House Bill 4085, the Ultrasound Opportunity Act, passed a House committee by a vote of 10 to 2. The bill now goes to the full House of Representatives for their consideration. We expect a vote in the next few weeks. This bill simply requires that a woman seeking an abortion, after 7 weeks gestation, be offered the opportunity to receive and view an ultrasound of her baby by the physician who is to perform the abortion, the referring physician, or another qualified person working in conjunction with either physician.
Please contact your Illinois State Representative now and ask him or her to “vote YES on House Bill 4085, for informed consent and for the opportunity for women to see an utlrasound of their unborn babies.” If you do not know who your state representative is, you can look it up at www.ilga.gov and click on Legislator Lookup in the bottom right column. Thanks for all you do in support of life.