Progressive women's rights activists rallied in Springfield Tuesday. The organizers say over 100 groups were represented from across the state. Jennifer Camille Lee is co-president of Action Illinois and co-leader of a local group called Women Rising. She co-chaired the "Illinois Women March on Springfield" event.
As the group rallied, legislators in the House debated and passed a measure, HB 40, that would ensure the right to abortion in the state if Roe v. Wade were ever overturned. It would also expand coverage for abortion. The Governor has said he would veto it. It was one of many issues the activists addressed yesterday. We spoke with Lee to hear more about the event and causes it stood for: