IL HB2891 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)
Status: Introduced on February 9 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-04-19 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975. Defines "dismemberment abortion". Provides that no person shall perform, or attempt to perform, a dismemberment abortion on an unborn child unless: (1) the dismemberment abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman; or (2) a continuation of the pregnancy will cause a substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman. Provides that no woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable for performing or attempting to perform a dismemberment abortion. Provides that no nurse, technician, secretary, receptionist, or other employee or agent who is not a physician, but who acts at the direction of a physician, and no pharmacist or other individual who is not a physician, but who fills a prescription or provides instruments or materials used in an abortion at the direction of or to a physician shall be criminally or civilly liable for performing or attempting to perform a dismemberment abortion.

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2018-04-19HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
2018-04-19HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
2017-03-31HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2017-03-08HouseTo Informed Consent Subcommitee
2017-02-22HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
2017-02-09HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-02-09HouseFirst Reading
2017-02-09HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
7205102Amended CodeCitation Text
7205103.2New CodeSee Bill Text

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