Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 27th, 1995
"Good ideas don't die," said Murphy, of Evergreen Park. "I know public sentiment was on our side."
An earlier version of the bill would have forced all pregnant women to take the test, but Murphy bowed to demands for a refusal clause. Rep. Anne Zickus, R-Palos Hills, said she could not see why lawmakers and doctors maintained the opposition. "Those mothers have a responsibility to those babies," Zickus said.
The bill, which required doctors to test consenting...
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