Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that'll ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage plans should be required to include birth control.
The Chicago Democrat inked the non-binding question Sunday. In a statement, Quinn says a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on birth control has brought the issue of women's rights to the forefront.
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Illinois already requires insurance providers that cover prescription drugs to also cover FDA-approved contraceptive drugs for women.
State Sen. Iris Martinez sponsored that legislation, which became law in 2003. She's a sponsor of the ballot measure and says t's necessary to make the argument stronger in light of the Affordable Care Act and court disputes.
But Republicans argue it's a gimmick intended to boost Democratic voter turnout.
The bill is HB5755.