Lawmakers in the Illinois House approved an abortion rights bill Tuesday. The legislation, passed on a vote of 62 to 55, ensures that is Roe v. Wade is ever overturned, Illinois law would still allow abortions. It also lifts restrictions on Medicaid and state employee health insurance paying for the procedure. The bill was supported by State Representative Chris Welch.
Opponents question spending taxpayer money on abortions. Governor Bruce Rauner has said he will vote the bill if it reaches his desk.