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Gov. JB Pritzker joins roundtable on abortion with President Biden

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Illinois leaders are asking for more help from the federal government

Governor J-B Pritzker wants the federal government to help states like Illinois handle the coming influx of patients seeking abortions.

Pritzker was one of several Democratic governors joining President Joe Biden for a discussion on reproductive rights post Roe.

Among other requests, Pritzker says the state needs more federal dollars and wants the Biden administration to ensure states don't criminalize mail-order prescriptions.

Pritzker announced a special legislative session to happen sometime this month, although a date hasn't been set

Alex Degman is a Statehouse reporter with Illinois Public Radio
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