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Debate Illustrates Respect for Retiring House Member
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Illinois Politics

2012-04-15 11:17:53

Retiring state Representative Joe Lyons (D-Chicago) said a debate on the House floor last month was his “finest hour.” He was probably right.

Lyons successfully fought off five hostile floor amendments to his bill requiring that women seeking abortions be offered a look at an ultrasound test before having an abortion. The proposal has been a matter of much contention for the past three years, and it came to a head again in late March.

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