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State Abortion Funding

One of the most controversial laws taking effect Jan. 1, will be House Bill 40, which expands taxpayer funding for abortions. Senate Republican lawmakers voted against the measure, which would dedicate state funds to purely elective procedures, by mandating state insurance and Medicaid coverage of abortion, induced miscarriage or induced premature birth. The provisions of House Bill 40 move Illinois beyond the position of 47 other states by expanding taxpayer funding for purely elective procedures.

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