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Mulroe: RHA protects the health, safety and autonomy of women

Sen. John MulroeSPRINGFIELD – State Senator John G. Mulroe issued the following statement as Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law the Reproductive Health Act (RHA):

“It’s wrong to say that the attacks on women’s health care in other states are ‘unprecedented,’ because there is an overwhelming amount of precedent when it comes to the suffering of women who are denied the most basic of rights over their own bodies. The RHA undoes long-overturned laws that read like dystopian fiction and ensures that a woman’s course of action in regard to her own health is her choice with her doctor’s guidance.

“Much flat-out misinformation has been spread during the debate surrounding this law. It expands nothing. ‘Late-term abortion’ is still only performed in the extreme and heart-wrenching cases where a mother’s life or health hangs in the balance. The only two opinions that belong in the room are the mother’s and her doctor’s. I applaud the tireless work of the advocates of this measure, the women who for decades have fought to preserve their rights, and I thank Gov. Pritzker for acting swiftly to make this the law.”

Sen. John G. Mulroe

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10th District

Years served: 2010 - Present

Committee assignments: Commerce and Economic Development; Criminal Law; Executive; Insurance (Vice-Chairperson); Judiciary (Chairperson); Public Health; Subcommittee on Const. Amendments.

Biography: Born July 21, 1959, in Chicago; BBA, accounting, Loyola University; J.D., Loyola University School of Law; member of Chicago and Illinois State Bar associations; full-time attorney; former assistant state's attorney and arbitrator for Cook County; certified public accountant; married (wife, Margaret), four children.

Associated Representative:
Robert Martwick
Michael P. McAuliffe