SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Planned Parenthood Illinois Action hosted “bans off my body” protest at the Federal Courthouse on Friday.
According to officials, one of the most extreme abortion bans in the U.S. took effect last week in Texas. The law bans abortion at six weeks, which is before many people know they are pregnant. It also forbids others to help people access abortion after six weeks.
Planned Parenthood Illinois Action and their partners at the Federal Plaza in Chicago are trying to advocate for abortion access. Officials stated, “While Illinois has the Reproductive Health Act, which ensures abortion is safe and legal, this Texas law sets a dangerous legal precedent. It could inspire other states, including neighboring states, to pass similar laws and ban abortion.”