Billboard welcomes drivers to Illinois, ‘Where you can get a safe, legal abortion’


A billboard greeting drivers entering Illinois from St. Louis is causing contoversy, for reading “Welcome to Illinois, where you can get a safe, legal abortion.”

The sign was put up on I-55/I-64 by the pro-choice group, Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City.

The clinic posted the billboard in March, after Missouri lawmakers took steps to outlaw most abortions, including a ban on terminating pregancies after they reach six weeks.

The proposed changes to the law would make exceptions for medical emergencies, but not rape or incest.

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