Written by Ralph Rivera
Another anti-family abortion-related bill, HB 887 (Amendment 1), passed out of the House Human Services Committee yesterday – the same committee that killed common-sense pro-life bills and a bill to protect students’ privacy in bathrooms and locker rooms (HB 4474), to name just a few.
Sponsored by State Representative Ann Williams (D-Chicago), HB 887 would amend various insurance codes, to keep a policyholder with a family plan from knowing that others are getting “sensitive health services” related to “reproductive health, including, but not limited to, family planning, maternity, abortion, fertility, transgender-related care, and HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection services.”
If passed, this legislation would undermine the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act and limit the ability of parents to protect and raise their minor children as well as their adult children within the family insurance policy.
It requires health insurance providers to:
“permit individuals to request…communications of protected health information [e.g. abortions, transgender-related care] by alternative means or at alternative locations [e.g. mail, phone, or electronically].”
“[A]ll protected health information…should be withheld by the health insurance provider or redirected to a specified mail or electronic mail address or specified telephone number…”
Proponents of this legislation have admitted that its intent is to keep policyholders from knowing what immoral procedures and “medical” services their premiums are being used for.
Take ACTION: Click HERE to send a message to your state representative to urge him/her to oppose HB 887.
You can also call your state representative in Springfield during normal business hours. The Capitol switchboard number is (217) 782-2000.