August 5, 2011

August 4th was a victory day for us in Springfield!


HB2093 was signed into law by Governor Quinn and is now Public Act 97-0254.  This Act extends the list of persons required to report child abuse or neglect to include any physician, physician's assistant, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, medical technician, certified nursing assistant, social worker, or licensed professional counselor of any office, clinic or physical location that provides abortions, abortion referrals or contraceptives.

This act was in response to the video exposure of Virginia Planned Parenthood's failure to report abused minors who had been subjected to sexual trafficking and exploitation. Now in Illinois, Planned Parenthood will be a mandated reporter of all such information.

Thank you for your help in getting this passed.  In the next session we are hoping to advance an Ultra Sound Bill, so we will again need your assistance in getting the bill passed.

Source: Illinois Federation for Right to Life