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217 Today: Leader of Planned Parenthood of Illinois reacts to leaked Supreme Court draft opinion

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois would become a “Midwest island of abortion rights” if Roe v. Wade is overturned. But, it wouldn’t have been that way a few years ago.
  • Illinois abortion rights supporters say they’re scared and angry… and they’re getting their marching shoes on.
  • Two Special Education programs serving Macon and Piatt Counties are combining for the next school year, spurring concerns over misinformation.
  • The six Democrats running for Congress in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District expressed concern and anger over the Supreme Court’s apparent decision coming soon on abortion rights.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois about the leaked draft Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Caroline Kubzansky, Emily Hays, Ryan Denham and Tim Shelley.

Farrah Anderson

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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