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Nevada, Illinois approve legislation that would protect access to abortion

Bucking a trend that has seen multiple states enact laws that restrict abortion, Illinois and Nevada lawmakers have voted to protect women’s access to the procedure.

The Illinois Legislature passed Senate Bill 25, known as the Reproductive Health Act, on a 34-20 vote late Friday, according to CNNT, -4.02% Earlier in the week, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, a Democrat, said on TwitterTWTR, -1.88% that he would sign the bill if it passed.

The bill stipulates that women have a “fundamental right” to receive an abortion and further clarifies that fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses do not have independent rights.

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