Illinois House committee approves bill banning deceptive practices at crisis pregnancy centers

 By Mike Miletich - Posted at WAND:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Illinois is one step closer to fining crisis pregnancy centers that use deceptive practices to prevent pregnant people from having abortions.

House and Senate Democrats say thousands of people across Illinois and the country have become victims of pregnancy centers sharing false claims about abortion.

Senate Bill 1909 would prohibit the centers from interfering with access to abortion and emergency contraception.

The Illinois Attorney General's office is also supporting the legislation in order to ban crisis pregnancy centers from deception in advertising, soliciting, and offering pregnancy-related services.