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217 Today: Catholic abortion doulas say their faith doesn’t contradict their work

Reproductive rights advocates packed Chicago’s Federal Plaza on June 24, 2022, after the Supreme Court’s decision overturned Roe v. Wade.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • As pandemic-era policies around Medicaid renewals end, Illinois providers are working to make sure no one gets left behind.
  • A state audit shows a healthcare coverage program for Illinois kids has, again, lost millions in federal matching dollars due to clerical errors.
  • Illinois Senate President Don Harmon says the new budget for fiscal year 2024 is a better one, thanks to Republican input.
  • As the one-year anniversary of the decision that overturned Roe v. Wade approaches, Champaign-Urbana abortion rights organizers are organizing. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about Catholic abortion doulas nearing the one-year anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Jim Meadows, Alex Degman and Owen Henderson.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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