October 29, 2021

Illinois General Assembly Repeals Parental Notice

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the Illinois House of Representatives voted to approve the Senate's amendments to HB 370. As amended, the bill repeals the Parental Notice of Abortion Act.

The Parental Notice of Abortion Act requires that a parent or guardian be notified 48 hours before a minor girl has an abortion. This provides parents with the ability to speak with their daughters about the permanent decision of abortion. Simultaneously, it protects young girls from sex trafficking by preventing pimps from using abortion to hide their crimes from parents.

By voting to repeal Parental Notice, the Illinois General Assembly is making it more difficult for parents to be involved in the lives of their children. The repeal enables young girls to make the impulsive and destructive decision of abortion during a stressful situation. Parents will be uninformed of what is happening and will be unable to provide counsel to their daughters. Traffickers and rapists will be more empowered to commit their crimes without fear of parents filing police reports.

HB 370, if signed into law by Gov. Pritzker, will only create discord, crime, and death in the state of Illinois.