Among its tough animal protection laws, Illinois holds felony penalties for animal cruelty, neglect, fighting, abandonment and sexual assault. Illinois also allows courts to restrict ownership of animals after conviction. In comparison, Illinois abortion advocates boast the access the state allows for abortion as being the most lenient in the Midwest. State laws to protect human babies still within their mothers' wombs are non-existent. The state's only restriction currently is parents being notified before a minor undergoes an abortion.
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