A bill that requires costs related to pregnancy, including delivery and insurance premiums, to be split between both parents has advanced in Springfield.

The Pregnancy Expenses Act passed the House on Tuesday and is now headed to the Illinois Senate for consideration. The bill’s sponsor cited the high costs of pregnancies as a reason for the legislation. Opponents objected to the inclusion of abortion costs. The potential bill wouldn’t apply to sperm donations or surrogates.

Democratic State Representative Lance Yednock voted in support of the proposal to split pregnancy costs.


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March 23, 2023 at 12:55PM