In the mid-night hours of January 13, 2021, House Bill 3653/PA 101-0652 was filed and quickly passed by the Illinois legislature with little input from the public or law enforcement. Just a few short weeks later, that legislation, now referred to as the “SAFE-T” Act, was signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker.
The rushed, poorly drafted 800-page law sparked outrage across the state for its little consideration to our law enforcement and public safety.
Today, Illinois is on the verge of many of the dangerous SAFE-T Act provisions taking effect. We must protect public safety at all costs and repeal this law before it’s too late.
Planned Parenthood Plans Mobile Abortion Clinic in Illinois
Planned Parenthood officials on Monday (Oct. 3) announced plans for a mobile abortion clinic—a 37-foot RV that will stay in Illinois but travel close to the borders of adjoining states that have banned the procedure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this year.
The announcement came 100 days after the Supreme Court ruling that stripped away constitutional protections for abortions, allowing states to ban the procedure. Illinois didn’t institute an abortion ban, but neighboring Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee did, along with several other states in the South and Midwest.
As a result, both abortion clinics on the Illinois side of the St. Louis region, including one operated by Planned Parenthood in Fairview Heights, have been inundated with patients. Leaders of the St. Louis Planned Parenthood office said that since June, the Fairview Heights clinic has seen a 30% increase in abortion patients