Two-Thirds Of Illinois Voters Oppose Proposed Ultrasound Bill

Lawmakers in Illinois are considering a bill similar to one in Virginia that would require women to undergo an invasive ultrasound before receiving an abortion, but a new poll shows that two-thirds of the state’s voters disagree with this legislation. According to the ACLU’s poll, only 33 percent of voters support the bill, which would require women to either view an ultrasound or decline to do so in writing. A majority of both men (57 percent) and women (53 percent) oppose the proposal. An Illinois House committee passed the bill last week.