Illinois

In 2017, the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU of Illinois (ACLU of IL), as part of a coalition of organizations across the state, successfully advocated for the passage of HB 40, a bill that will remove discriminatory provisions from Illinois law that denied abortion coverage to women who depend on Medicaid and State Employee Health Insurance and affirm the right to abortion in Illinois. This victory was the result of a broad grassroots campaign and advocacy with key officials, providers, and lawmakers. In 2013, with the National Institute's support, the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU of Illinois led efforts to pass a Cook County resolution supporting public insurance coverage for abortion care. This project was conducted in partnership with the Chicago Abortion Fund.