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Darren Bailey: Illinois State Representative

The Annie Frey Show
March 20, 2019 - 12:43 pm

Representative Darren Bailey joined the show to discuss the Pro-life rally taking place in Springfield today.

“We are waking up and figuring out we have got to speak up,” he said.

There have been abortion bills trying to pass in Illinois that allow late-term abortions and third term abortions.

When Rep. Bailey tries to speak across the aisle, he said that Democrats won’t budge or listen.

“Basically these people walk in-step and they won’t receive any help,” he said.


Creates the Reproductive Health Act. Provides that every individual has a fundamental right to make autonomous decisions about one's own reproductive health. Provides that every individual who becomes pregnant has a fundamental right to continue the pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion, and to make autonomous decisions about how to exercise that right. Provides that a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the law, of this State. Provides prohibited State actions. Provides that a party aggrieved by a violation of the Act may bring a civil lawsuit. Provides that a health care professional shall report each abortion performed to the Department of Public Health. Limits home rule powers. Repeals provisions regarding abortion in the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act, and the Injunction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Repeals the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975, the Partial-birth Abortion Ban Act, and the Abortion Performance Refusal Act. Makes corresponding changes in the Children and Family Services Act, the Counties Code, the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Vital Records Act, the Criminal Code of 2012, and the Rights of Married Persons Act. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that information and records held by the Department collected under the Reproductive Health Act is exempt from inspection and copying. Amends the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act. Provides that that term "ambulatory surgical treatment center" does not include any facility in which the performance of abortion procedures is limited to those performed without general, epidural, or spinal anesthesia. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides insurance requirements for the coverage of abortion. Makes corresponding changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, and the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Provides that operative surgery does not include abortions performed without general, epidural, or spinal anesthesia, and other gynecological procedures related to abortions. Amends the Environmental Act. Provides that tissue and products from an abortion or miscarriage may be buried, entombed, or cremated. Effective immediately.​

Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Emanuel Chris Welch - Sara Feigenholtz - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Jehan Gordon-Booth, Thaddeus Jones, Katie Stuart, Elizabeth Hernandez, Ann M. Williams, Deb Conroy, Martin J. Moylan, Daniel Didech, Mark L. Walker, Anne Stava-Murray, Gregory Harris, Anna Moeller, Celina Villanueva, Delia C. Ramirez, Sonya M. Harper, Justin Slaughter, Theresa Mah, Aaron M. Ortiz, Bob Morgan, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Will Guzzardi, Robyn Gabel, Michelle Mussman, Lamont J. Robinson, Jr., John Connor, Jonathan Carroll, Robert Martwick, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Luis Arroyo, Michael J. Zalewski, Karina Villa, Kathleen Willis, William Davis, Carol Ammons and Debbie Meyers-Martin


Monica Bristow (D) - HOUSE DISTRICT 111



528 Henry St.

Alton, IL 62002

Springfield Office 

263-S Stratton Office Building

Springfield, IL 62706


Katie Stuart (D) - HOUSE DISTRICT 112



2105 Vandalia St.

Unit #16

Collinsville, IL 62234

Springfield Office 

250-W Stratton Office Building

Springfield, IL 62706


Jay C. Hoffman (D) - HOUSE DISTRICT 113



312 S. High St.

Belleville, IL 62220

Springfield Office 

261-S Stratton Office Building

Springfield, IL 62706​


LaToya Greenwood (D) - HOUSE DISTRICT 114



4700 State Street

Suite 2

East St. Louis, IL 62205

Springfield Office 

265-S Stratton Office Building

Springfield, IL 62706​


Jerry F. Costello, II (D) - HOUSE DISTRICT 116



124 Locust Street

Red Bud, IL 62278

Springfield Office 

200-1S Stratton Office Building

Springfield, IL 62706

SOURCE: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2495&GAID=15&DocTypeID=HB&LegId=118530&SessionID=108&GA=101

Listen to the interview here:

Pro-life Rally today:

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: Rally in the Rotunda – 1:30 to 2:30pm

Where: Springfield in the Capitol Rotunda 

What to Bring: Business card-size heavy paper
Your lawmaker’s name and Springfield office address
Pro-life buttons
Quarters for street parking

Lobby: you will have the opportunity to lobby and talk with your legislators before the rally, from 9am to 1:30pm, and after the rally, from 2:30 to 4:00pm.