Sen. Celina VillanuevaCHICAGO – State Senator Celina Villanueva released the following statement in light of the decision to not enforce crisis pregnancy center fraud law:

“We took a positive step in Illinois to ensure that people are protected against false and misleading advertisement and practices that could potentially harm them during their most vulnerable state. I am disappointed in the decision that will not allow our state to enforce the law – no longer giving us the power to hold those who are intentionally misleading accountable for their harmful deceptive practices.

“While I am extremely disappointed by this decision, I will continue to fight for reproductive rights in Illinois. I remain hopeful that Attorney General Raoul will enforce necessary repercussions against shady pregnancy centers through current consumer fraud and deceptive practices laws.”