Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson spoke to the Daily Herald about Governor Pritzker's call for a special legislative session to secure access to abortion in Illinois. The governor initially intended for the session to occur in the days immediately following the Supreme Court's decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, but more recently he has determined that state leaders should take more time to study the fallout of the decision and its impact on Illinois.
Wilson spoke about some of the changes legislators could consider.
"If you're going to make good on the promise to Illinois women that they have reproductive access, you're going to have to build up capacity," she said.
Legislators may consider altering policies to recognize valid medical licenses from other jurisdictions or expedite licenses for facilities like clinics "since clinics are the backbone of the industry," Fretwell Wilson said.
There may be provisions for expanding pharmacies in underserved areas near the border and assisting abortion providers who are sued by people in neighboring states, she said.
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