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How Illinois Became an Abortion-Rights Haven

July 22, 2019 • The New Yorker

“We started looking state by state and asking, where do we need to shore things up,” Brigid Leahy, a Planned Parenthood of Illinois lobbyist, said. The goal was to play offense and make sure that “Illinois was as strong on reproductive rights as we could possibly make it.”

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Illinois’ Planned Parenthood says it will turn down millions in federal funding to avoid ‘gag rule’ on abortion

July 16, 2019 • Chicago Tribune

Planned Parenthood of Illinois plans to stop accepting millions of dollars in federal grant money following the Trump administration’s announcement Monday that family planning clinics that take the cash may no longer refer women for abortions.

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Bill seeks to add 'consent' to sex-ed conversation

Feb. 21, 2019 • One Illinois

Illinois sex-education classes should fully explore the issue of “consent,” according to a new bill sponsored in the General Assembly.

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Pro-Choice Bills Could Cement Illinois as the Midwest’s Abortion Care Oasis

Feb. 19, 2019 • Rewire News

Illinois Democrats' pro-choice push could help providers cope with an influx of out-of-state patients by expanding the number of medical professionals who can provide in-clinic abortion services.

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Panel focuses on intersectionality of LGBTQ, reproductive rights

Sept. 11, 2018 • Windy City Times

Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy moderated an Aug. 29 panel discussion featuring Pride Action Tank Executive Director Kim Hunt, Planned Parenthood Illinois Director of Community Engagement and Adolescent Health Initiatives B. Deonn Strathman, NARAL Pro-Choice America Field Organizer Nick Uniejewski and Howard Brown Health Women's Health Manager Amy Miller.

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