Women’s Rights and Religious Liberty: What California and Illinois’s Laws against Crisis Pregnancy Centers Can Teach Humanists

Women’s Rights and Religious Liberty: What California and Illinois’s Laws against Crisis Pregnancy Centers Can Teach Humanists

Last week, two crisis pregnancy centers and a pro-life physician, represented by the conservative legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), sued the state of Illinois after Governor Bruce Rauner (R) signed off on new requirements for health care facilities.

Passed this year, Senate Bill 1564 amends the state’s Health Care Rights of Conscience Act (HRC) to require physicians and health care facilities, including crisis pregnancy centers, to inform patients when they are “unable to provide a health care service contrary to [their] conscience” and refer patients to places “they reasonably believe may offer the health care service.”

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