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Illinois restricts birth freedom, criminalizes professional midwifery care

By Devon: (NaturalNews) The state of Illinois is unkind to health freedom, especially for birth choice. In fact, there are very limited choices for giving birth in Illinois. An expectant mother is literally forced to give birth the way the state has mandated. In Illinois, four intelligent birthing options have been pushed out of the state, criminalized to the point of near extinction. Instead of working with knowledgeable midwives to increase the quality of pregnancy care, the state of Illinois has demonized them.

In Illinois, 2 people sign up for food stamps for every 1 person who finds a job



By Benson:(NaturalNews) The Land of Lincoln is sinkin', with fresh Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data revealing a massive spike in food stamp enrollment with minimal job creation in the state of Illinois. According to the figures, only one new job is being created for every two new people who sign up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), proving that economic recovery is still just a pipe dream.

Since 2008 Illinois' number of food stamp dependents has risen by a shocking 745,000

Federal judge excuses Shell's pollution of Illinois town with chemical benzene


Roxana, a village of 1,550 people in southern Illinois, now sits on many acres of benzene-contaminated soil, including toxic groundwater that contains benzene levels 26,000 times greater than allowed by state law. Thanks to multiple chemical spills from a Shell refinery in the last two decades, this area contains levels of benzene hazardous to human health.

Illinois proposes 'legalizing' medical marijuna as long as patients surrender Second Amendment rights


Lawmakers from the state of Illinois have proposed new medical marijuana rules that coerce patients to surrender their Second Amendment right in the application process.

Illinois Supremes issue major affirmation of 2A


The Illinois Supreme Court, citing federal gun rights cases won by the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, today ruled unanimously that a section of state gun law violated the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and affirmed that this right extends outside the home.
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