Local Democratic members of Congress are sponsoring legislation meant to protect a woman's right to obtain an abortion. The federal Women's Health Protection Act is in response to a bill in Texas that ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Naperville Congresswoman Lauren Underwood is among the sponsors of the bill. She spoke about at a press conference on Tuesday at Planned Parenthood's Aurora location.
Naperville Congressman Bill Foster says the government should not be in the business of deciding for women if they can receive and abortion.
Governor J.B. Pritzker also offered his support of the bill which could get a vote in the U.S. House next week.
Members of Planned Parenthood also spoke at the press conference and said that woman are traveling to Aurora from Texas to access its services.