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SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today the Illinois General Assembly furthered its commitment to protecting patients seeking sexual and reproductive health care by passing the Deceptive Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers Act, Senate Bill 1909 (SB 1909), which protects the freedom of all pregnant people to access abortion care in Illinois without interference from anti-abortion groups and their fake clinics.

Statement from Yamelsie Rodríguez, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri:

“Everyone must have access to accurate, comprehensive, evidence-based, judgment-free health care and information from expert providers — especially when it comes to decisions about sexual health, pregnancy, and abortion. Deception and disinformation have no place in health care and neither do fake clinics designed to target and shame patients.

“I commend the General Assembly for advancing this important legislation — an example for other states — and I look forward to Governor Pritzker signing it into law."