Illinois Bill Will Let Women Sue Men For Unwanted Pregnancies

Posted by Annie N. in News On 11th October 2021

An Illinois bill is being proposed to allow women or victims of sexual assault to sue for unintended pregnancies. Half of the funds of these lawsuits will be used to fund abortions for women from Texas who can no longer get them.

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State Representative Kelly Cassidy of Illinois is introducing a bill that would allow residents to pursue lawsuits for ‘unintended pregnancies'.

The bill is meant to provide means for victims of sexual assault and allow them to access funds that may help them throughout these unwanted pregnancies should they be carried out or terminated.

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The bill is also meant to support Texan women who may be suffering as a result of their new anti-abortion law which criminalises women that get abortions post six weeks.

This Texas law also allows the govt to litigate against those that ‘aid and abet’ these terminations meaning uber drivers that drive women to clinics may also be at risk.

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The Illinois bill takes the same framework of the Texas Law but uses it instead to assist victims of sexual assault whilst also assisting women that may be targeted by the Texas law.

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Women that may be carrying ‘unwanted pregnancies’ may be able to receive up to $10,000 in funds.

“This allows women to seek damages if they become pregnant after consensual sex,” says pro-life activist Amy Gehrke.

“The fact that they will be taking money from people to fund abortion. There are so many aspects of this bill that make it completely unserious.”

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Cassidy retorts that the bill was modelled exactly on the Texas law meaning that the same criticisms would apply to it. “People like her [Gehrke] all over this country are making people flee their home states for healthcare and creating incredibly unsafe situations for people all over the country.”

Comments have been understanding of the message but critical of the method.

"I completely get what they're going for here and agree the Texas law is idiotic.

That said... Can I move to the timeline where politicians actually discuss issues like adults and don't act like sullen goddamned children?"

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Another user said the same thing. 

"For Cassidy, she says that the 'unconstitutionality' mentioned by Gehrke is exactly what she's trying to point out about the Texas abortion law."

She knows this bill is nuts, but it's no more nuts than Texas' new law.

And for the record, if there are any other Dem state legislators reading this thread, this is the correct structure of the bill but the wrong target. Guns would be the correct target because it would get to the Supreme Court tomorrow."

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Some could not understand how pro-lifers did not see the irony in their criticism.

"Literally reading how pro-lifers are like, “you can’t do this! Someone might use it to get money! And support things I don’t!”

Like, wow, where were you when Texas passed a bill that would allow rapists to violate a person and then make themselves 10,000$ richer? Funny you don’t give a shit about that."

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This comment however described the entire thing rather succinctly.

"Legislative trolling."

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