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Sen. Aquino releases statement on passage of abortion access measure

Sen. Omar AquinoSPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Omar Aquino, D-Chicago, released the following statement after the passage of House Bill 40, which would preserve access to abortion for Illinois women:

“Given what is happening at the federal level, it is extremely important that we protect a woman’s right to choose in Illinois. It falls on us in state government to act responsibly in times like these, as women in general and low-income women in particular have serious concerns about their healthcare due to the disastrous agendas of the Trump and Rauner administrations.”

Sen. Omar Aquino

Senator Omar Aquino

2nd Senate District
Majority Caucus Whip

Years served: 2016 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations I (Vice-Chairperson); Appropriations II; Education; Government Accountability/Pensions; Higher Education; Licensed Activities; Subcommittee on Capital (AP); Subcommittee on Charter Schools; Labor (Chairperson); Opioid Crisis Abatement Spec. Com..

Biography: Born and raised on the Northwest Side of Chicago; B.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology, Loyola University Chicago; Bilingual Case Manager at Central West Case Management Unit at the Jane Addams School of Social Work; Legislative Assistant in the Illinois House of Representatives; Outreach Coordinator for Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth; Devoted to improving education, aging services and human services.

Associated Representatives::
Luis Arroyo
Delia C. Ramirez