Monday, November 1, 2021

Illinois Repeals Parental Notification Law

The Illinois legislature repealed its Parental Notification Act that required doctors to inform parents when girls 17 and under wanted an abortion.  

It's a historic move for Illinois and one that lawmakers believe will be used as an example for the rest of the country when it comes to reproductive rights.

As abortion laws become more restrictive nationwide, Illinois is setting its own precedent as it is on the verge of repealing a key restriction on its own law.

"The fact that this law was repealed by a legislature is extremely rare," said Edwin Yohnka, ACLU director of communication.

"I've heard from colleagues around the country about how historic this is.," added Senator Elgie Sims, 17th District Democrat.

By voting to repeal the parental notification act of Illinois' abortion law, parents would no longer need to be notified before a woman younger than 18 gets an abortion.

More details here.  The bill is awaiting the governor's signature.

Abortion, Pregnancy | Permalink


Post a comment