Illinois Considers Radical Abortion Policy That Should Frighten Parents with Minor Children


On Tuesday, the Illinois Senate voted to repeal a 1995 law, which requires parents to be notified when their children under 18 seek out abortions.

The notification requirement does not require parents to consent to the procedure.

Approximately three-quarters of Illinois residents favored the notification requirement in a 2020 poll, according to the Associated Press.

Only one judge has denied an abortion to a minor since the law went into effect in 2013, AP reported.

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Of the 38 states that require some level of parental involvement in abortions for minors, 21 require consent from a parent, according to Guttmacher Institute.

The Senate voted 33-22 in favor of repeal, with several Democrats voting to keep the notification requirement, AP reported.

With two days left in the legislative session, the repeal effort is now moving to the House.

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Illinois passed a law in June 2019 making abortion a “fundamental right” in the state.

The move by the Illinois Senate comes on the tail of the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will keep the Texas Heartbeat Bill in effect while litigation over the law’s constitutionality continues.

The Court is also hearing arguments on Dec. 1 for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a case that challenges “Roe v. Wade” and “Planned Parenthood v. Casey.”

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