Rep. Hammond speaks out against changes to Health Care Right of Conscience Act

State Representative Norine Hammond speaks out against legislation that would remove the right of objection to vaccine mandates because of a religious or conscience point of view. 

Senate Bill 1169, backed by Governor JB Pritzker, infringes on an individual’s right to make his or her own health care decisions. SB 1169 narrowly passed the Illinois House of Representatives by a vote of 64-52-2, with Rep. Hammond voting “No.”