The Advocate Health Care Network in Chicago announced a new policy limiting abortions to cases of rape or incest, to save the woman’s life or health, or when the fetus has a fatal birth defect. Anti-abortion proponents in the Chicago area argue that the policy is not enough(Chicago Tribune; Kaiser Daily Health Report). Chris Mahler, Midwest regional director of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, condemned the policy as an attempt to chip away at women’s rights.
Media Resources: Chicago Tribune and Kaiser Daily Health Report - October 15, 1999
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