About Public Act 102-0964


Holistic Birth Collective Touts Legislative Win Toward Reproductive Justice

Callan Jaress, Co-Founder of HBC said, “Thanks to the leadership of Deputy House Majority Leader Mary Flowers and Senator Patricia Van Pelt, Illinois is the first state in the nation to pass legislation to ensure that women in Illinois can exercise the freedom of choice about the healthcare providers during pregnancy and birth.”

Senator Van Pelt was Chief Sponsor!

Read about her measures to expand access to prenatal services HERE.

“Prenatal and perinatal care can make a world of a difference in a mother and a child’s life,” Van Pelt said. “Unfortunately, everyone doesn’t have the same access to this kind of care, which is why the measure is vital.”

Local news from Springfield, Il (WCIA) covered the maternity health crisis. Catch the conversation with Senator Van Pelt. CLICK HERE

Catch Van Pelt here from 2021 partnering with us for Black Maternal Healthcare Week. CLICK HERE.
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