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Anti-abortion law firm says Reproductive Health Act violates federal law Anti-abortion law firm says Reproductive Health Act violates federal law

Anti-abortion law firm says Reproductive Health Act violates federal law

Illinois’ new reproductive health care law is a “blatant violation” of residents’ religious and conscience rights, a pro-life law firm official said. The Thomas More Society, based in Chicago, filed a complaint Monday with the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights alleging an element of the Reproductive Health Act breaches federal law.

IDPH: State ‘showing progress’ toward goal of reducing opioid deaths IDPH: State ‘showing progress’ toward goal of reducing opioid deaths

IDPH: State ‘showing progress’ toward goal of reducing opioid deaths

Jenny Epstein, director of strategic opioid initiatives, said the number of opioid overdose deaths in Illinois decreased in 2018 for the first time in five years. There were 2,167 opioid deaths in Illinois last year, down from 2,202 in 2017. “Although any decrease in deaths is something to be celebrated, this decrease was driven primarily by a decline in deaths among non-Hispanic...
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