Advocates and opponents of HB40 now await Governor Bruce Rauner’s action on the measure. Sent to the governor’s desk Monday after passing both chambers earlier in May, the legislation protects abortion access for low-income residents, and provides a fail-safe mechanism aimed to protect the right in the event of federal overturn. Rauner previously committed to signing the bill, but later promised to veto it. Although he recently expressed uncertainty as political concerns emerged, Rauner is expected to act soon.

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