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What we're fighting for in Springfield

At Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, our fight extends far beyond health care. From protecting immigrants to securing economic justice to fighting for voting rights for all communities, we are committed to building a world where people have full access to all of the tools they need to live safe, healthy, and autonomous lives.

Our Priorities in Springfield

Pass the REACH Act

Right now, 29 states require sex education in schools. Illinois is not one of them. When passed, the REACH Act will require that comprehensive, inclusive, and age-appropriate sex education is taught in grades K through 12 in public and charter schools statewide.

Click here to learn more about the REACH Act.

Improve Black Maternal Health

Poor outcomes and racial disparities in maternal health is a problem throughout the United States. In fact, non-Hispanic Black women are six times as likely to die of a pregnancy-related condition as non-Hispanic White women in Illinois.  Join us and help us pass a series of crucial bills to improve Black maternal health across the state.

Click here to learn more about improving Black maternal health.

Repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act

Illinois' Parental Notice of Abortion Act requires health care providers to notify an adult family member at least 48 hours prior to performing an abortion for a patient under 18. Decades of research show that laws like this hurt young people and serve no valid purpose. It's time for the PNA to be repealed.

Click here to learn more about the PNA.

Save Illinois' Social Safety Net

The unprecedented global pandemic and resulting economic collapse means more and more Illinoisians are turning to the state's underfunded social safety net for support. Protecting and fully funding Illinois' social safety net must be a top priority in Illinois' FY21 budget.

Click here to learn how you can help save the social safety net.