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Springfield, IL - It has been six months since the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Immediately, Illinois felt the impact of the decision as state after state moved to either ban or severely restrict access to abortion. At the same time, there has been growing hostility to the LGBTQ community in other states. In particular, several states passed laws restricting access to gender-affirming health care.

Today, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action and advocates call for the passage of the Patient and Provider Protection Act (PAPPA), which is comprehensive legislation to protect health care providers and their patients who access reproductive and gender-affirming health care in Illinois.

Attributed to Jennifer Welch, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action

“Now more than ever it’s imperative that we continue to fight for equitable access to essential reproductive health care like abortion and gender affirming care, which is why Planned Parenthood Illinois Action applauds Representative Cassidy and the pro-choice champions in the Illinois General Assembly for their work on the Patient and Provider Protection Act (PAPPA). This crucial piece of legislation provides protections for providers and patients to improve access to reproductive and gender affirming health care, ensuring that our state remains a haven in the Midwest. PAPPA is an important step in the work that needs to be done. Because of the ever shifting national landscape since Roe was overturned, attacks on bodily autonomy are increasing. We support PAPPA because all people should have the freedom to make medical decisions that are best for their bodies, their lives and their families.”


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