From Lake County Right-To-Life:
Abortion Tourism Comes To Illinois
On November 19th, 2018 the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) published the 2017 abortion statistics for Illinois.
Here they are:
The report shows there were 39,329 abortions reported in Illinois for 2017.
This is an increase from 38,382 abortions in 2016.
Lots of reasons.
IDPH reported an increase for residence of Illinois showing a very small increase of 0.5%.
However, out-of-state residence reported abortions increased by 21.6% from 2016.
Are we serious about protecting our unborn children in Illinois?
Personal PAC run by Terry Cosgrove spends HUGE amounts of money to elect pro-abortion Legislators in Illinois.
Planned Parenthood (the Nations largest abortion provider) has a vested interest in Illinois, in fact they have promised 5 new abortion clinics across Illinois.
House Bill 40, which provides Medicaid funding of abortion in Illinois, was signed into law last year.
HB40 = taxpayer funding of abortion
Why is that important?
It means taxpayers are paying for all Medicaid abortions.
It means that Illinois has become an abortion tourism state!
It means women are coming into Illinois to have their abortions.
This is why the increase in out of state abortions are up to 5,528.
Illinois has once again become a dumping ground.
You will note there is a category labeled (UNKNOWN) the report shows that number is 969.
The reason its labeled UNKNOWN is because they don’t know if the abortion is done on residence or out-of-state women.
It does not take a genius to realize that Illinois abortions will only increase unless we do a better job in elections, support, and involvement in Lake County Right to Life.