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Illinois governor set to sign bill removing abortion restrictions

Illinois governor set to sign bill removing abortion restrictions

Mari Oliver, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

A controversial abortion bill which removes abortion restrictions in Illinois and criminal penalties for physicians who perform abortions passed in the state Senate on Saturday along party lines, with a 34-20 vote. The bill, which previously passed in the House on Tuesday, comes as a number of states...

Overtime produces Illinois budget, construction, taxes

Overtime produces Illinois budget, construction, taxes

John O'Connor, Associated Press

June 1, 2019


Filed under News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House cranked out mountains of legislation Saturday in an overtime workday, producing a $39.9 billion budget, a $45 billion state construction program, and billions of dollars in new taxes and fees to fund it, from a doubled gasoline tax to a leviathan expansion...

Reproductive justice rally in Chicago stokes abortion debate

Reproductive justice rally in Chicago stokes abortion debate

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad, Focus Editor and Assistant News Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Protesters on both sides of the abortion debate stood their ground Thursday at the Chicago Rally for Reproductive Justice. The protest began in the Daley Plaza, with speakers addressing the crowd from the Picasso sculpture. Representatives from Chicago Abortion Fund, Midwest Access Coalition, Lifted...

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

Kim Chandler and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press

May 21, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. "We have actually had many people calling and say, 'Are you open? Are you still seeing...

DePaul pro-lifers speak out at March for Life rally

DePaul pro-lifers speak out at March for Life rally

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under News

The pro-life minority felt like the majority on Sunday. On a cold afternoon, thousands gathered at The Federal Plaza to give a voice to those, that they say, can’t speak for themselves. Though many see the annual March For Life rally as an anti-abortion rally, those in attendance consider it a celeb...

Irish law banning most abortions could change in 2018

Irish law banning most abortions could change in 2018

Carina Smith

October 9, 2017


Filed under Nation & World

At a time of intense political polarization, the argument over whether abortions should be legal or not is at the forefront of many politicians' campaigns. The debate over reproductive rights has become an international issue, including in Ireland where the government announced in late September they plan to...

Nation of divisions: Pro-life viewpoints on the death penalty, abortion

Nation of divisions: Pro-life viewpoints on the death penalty, abortion

Brendan Pedersen

May 10, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

As a nation of relative diversity, we enjoy putting others and ourselves into neat little boxes. When it comes to political expectation, the establishment-minded and god-fearing conservative enjoys the cozy affluence of the Republican Party whose members reject all but the most critical of government functions. Across the aisle, the radical and free...

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