Rep. Chris Miller joined other members of the Illinois House of Representatives today to defend the lives of unborn children in Illinois. Drafted language that was dormant for months was suddenly resurrected at the last minute on Sunday with just a one-hour notice before a committee hearing. Passed on a party-line vote, Senate Bill 25 came to the full House for a vote today.
“I am saddened and angered by the passage of this expansion of abortions in Illinois,” said Rep. Chris Miller. “I will continue to work to change the laws to respect all life and defend those who are defenseless.”
Senate Bill 25 as amended removes criminal penalties against a doctor who performs an abortion when there is a reasonable possibility of the survival of the fetus outside the womb. It requires private insurance companies to cover abortions and provides for overly broad and expansive definitions of “fetal viability.”
“Our fundamental rights in this country include life and that right should extend to the unborn, added Rep. Miller. “When a 17-year old girl has to have a permission slip to take an aspirin at school, but a 12-year old girl can get an abortion without parental notification, we are making bad public policy.”