Illinois Representative Pushes To Repeal Restrictive Abortion Laws

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Illinois Representative Pushes To Repeal Restrictive Abortion Laws

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Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is introducing new legislation to repeal the Helms Amendment, which prevents U.S. foreign aid to be used toward abortion care abroad. She’s also making the push to repeal the related Hyde Amendment.

Reset checks in with the Illinois representative for more on why she says this effort is part of the racial justice agenda.

GUEST: U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL 9th District)