CHICAGO (WIFR) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order Tuesday intended to give all Illinois women the ability to make their own decisions about their reproductive health, regardless of income and other potential barriers.
The executive order comes on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. HB 40 calls for the review of all state employee group health insurance plans to identify any restrictions for reproductive decisions within the next 60 days.
Under the law, state departments are required to include abortion and other reproductive procedures in their medical benefits.
Pritzker hopes the executive order helps Illinois become the "most progressive state" for women's reproductive rights.
Pro-life activists say the bill was unconstitutional, asking some lawmakers to investigate last month.
This executive order will ensure there are no barriers to women exercising their right to choose under state employee group health insurance plans. pic.twitter.com/6apHDD6ZJn— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) January 22, 2019