SenLightfordSPRINGFIELD - Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D - Maywood) issued the following statement today after news that the governor signed House Bill 40, a measure co-sponsored by Lightford that protects a woman's right to choose in Illinois:

“For decades, women have fought for the right to make their own health care decisions without interference. Today, with the signing of House Bill 40, we are guaranteeing this right to all women, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. Endless dedication of time and energy by thousands of women and men have made this goal a reality in Illinois.”

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