Featured Post

May 12 Deadline: Register for the 2021 SpeakOut Illinois Conference

This year's event will also be live-streamed at an in-person event in Springfield! The SpeakOut Illinois Coalition, a group of pro-life ...

May 4, 2021

Social Activist Says Pro-Life and Pro-Abortion Advocates Should Agree on Parental Notification

Renee Pollino
screenshot from Vimeo
Social activist Renee Pollino is calling on pro-life and pro-choice advocates to come together in defense of Illinois's Parental Notification of Abortion Act.

Pollino is a social activist and the owner of the My Half of the Sky coffee shop in Chicago. The shop helps those in need by employing refugees, those living in poverty, and sex-trafficking survivors. The potential repeal of the Illinois Notification of Abortion Act would have a particularly negative impact on young girls who are being trafficked.

"...Human trafficking has to end. This is unacceptable in the 21st century. Modern-day slavery must be fought, and we must be reaching across aisles on these topics," Pollino said. "No matter if you're pro-choice or pro-life, the issue at hand is that minors are vulnerable."

"The average age of a girl who is trafficked in the United States is 13 years old. There hasn't been one woman who has worked for me– or that I've worked with who is a survivor– who hasn't had numerous abortions as a minor. One of my friends– her first abortion was at eight years old. The first of five."