January 12, 2021

Planned Parenthood Reveals Lobbying Plans for Illinois in 2021

The Illinois state capitol building
photo credit: Jeff Sharp / Flickr
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund affiliate webpage for Illinois was recently updated to reveal the organization's legislative goals for 2021. Among the abortion business's top priorities are passing REACH Act and Repealing the Parental Notice of Abortion Act.

The REACH Act would mandate "that comprehensive, inclusive, and age-appropriate sex education is taught in grades K through 12 in public and charter schools statewide." It's a strong possibility that Planned Parenthood would lobby government officials to have its own sex education materials used in the law's implementation.

The Parental Notice of Abortion Act, on the other hand, is something that Planned Parenthood would like to get rid of. The law requires abortion clinics in Illinois to notify a minor's parent or guardian at least 48 hours before they have an abortion. According to Planned Parenthood, "Decades of research show that laws like this hurt young people and serve no valid purpose." In reality, allowing parents to be involved in a minor's decision to have an abortion saves lives and helps expose pregnancies resulting from rape.

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