The Illinois General Assembly will continue their veto session on November 12,13,14, where state legislators amend pending legislation. Bills often get pushed through the Illinois General Assembly at this time. At stake in this session is the repeal of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995, which requires parental notification (not consent) for a minor seeking an abortion. Under the Act, health care providers are required to notify an adult family member (defined as a parent, grandparent, stepparent who lives with the minor or legal guardian) 48 hours before performing an abortion for a patient who is under 18.
According to Illinois Citizens for Ethics, the Parental Notice of Abortion Act has saved thousands of lives and protected thousands of under-aged girls from abortion. The aborting of babies of minor girls in Illinois has declined 57% under this law. The threat of the repeal of this law is real and we need your help to stop the threat.
The Parental Notice Abortion – Repeal, HB2467 [and sister bill SB1594] will repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. What does this mean?
- Parents will never know if their child has become pregnant and had an abortion unless their child shares the information.
- If the child is having multiple abortions, the parents will not know.
- If a child is being sexually abused by an adult, and the parents are not notified of the abortion, they cannot investigate as to who the father is and therefore cannot come to the aid of their daughter. This repeal gives a wink and nod to abusers.
Bottom line: The repeal of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act increases the number of abortions and protects child abusers.
Contact your state representative and state senator TODAY and urge them to oppose SB1594 and HB2467, the Parental Notice of Abortion – Repeal bills. Click here to locate the names and contact information of your legislators.
Forward this alert to your family, friends, as well as, churches in your area.
Please join me in prayer for the legislators. Pray they will choose to vote for life and not death. Pray that the citizens of Illinois will be engaged in this battle for the lives of the unborn.