- Ensure that each individual has as many options as possible when it comes to making decisions about their own reproductive heath care.
- Reduce unintended pregnancies through comprehensive sex education rather than abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.
- Protect and expand access to birth control (including emergency contraception) for all individuals in Illinois.
- Ensure that the government cannot interfere with an individual's right to have a child or to terminate a pregnancy.
Even if the bill doesn't pass, what is good about these debates that have been repeatedly been popping up in state legislatures all around the country, is that people are beginning to talk -- really talk -- about what they want public policy around reproductive health to be.