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How Illinois lawmakers are working to safeguard IVF

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Illinois has become a popular destination for people seeking abortion care. Now, lawmakers are turning their attention to in vitro fertilization, or IVF. In February, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled embryos fertilized through IVF should be considered people. The state’s governor has since signed legislation to protect IVF providers from legal liability, a move that would reopen the procedure in the state. But the back-and-forth raised concerns from Illinois legislators, who are attempting to safeguard and expand access to the procedure. “I invite legislation to make sure that we’re codifying at every turn,” said Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to WBEZ statehouse reporter Mawa Iqbal about what she’s hearing from Illinois lawmakers and health care providers.

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

   

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Illinois has become a popular destination for people seeking abortion care. Now, lawmakers are turning their attention to in vitro fertilization, or IVF. 

In February, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled embryos fertilized through IVF should be considered people. The state’s governor has since signed legislation to protect IVF providers from legal liability, a move that would reopen the procedure in the state. 

But the back-and-forth raised concerns from Illinois legislators, who are attempting to safeguard and expand access to the procedure. 

“I invite legislation to make sure that we’re codifying at every turn,” said Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. 

In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to WBEZ statehouse reporter Mawa Iqbal about what she’s hearing from Illinois lawmakers and health care providers.

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