The left is truly disturbing.
Illinois’ Governor J.B. Pritzker(D) just repealed a law that would require parental notification for a minor to get an abortion.
Doctors in Illinois will no longer need to notify the parents of an underage girl 48 hours before her scheduled abortion, after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a repeal of the state’s law Friday.
Pritzker, a Democrat, claimed the previous law punished the most vulnerable girls, such as those who were “victims of rape and physical abuse in unsafe homes,” according to reports.
“With reproductive rights under attack across the nation, Illinois is once again establishing itself as a leader in ensuring access to health care services,” Pritzker said, FOX 32 of Chicago reported.
The Parental Notification Act was passed by the general assembly in 1995 but didn’t take effect until nearly two decades later because it was challenged in the courts, the Chicago Sun-times reported. The law required notification, not consent, as is the case in nearly two dozen other states.
GOP Reps blasted the decision.
Before the vote in the House, state Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Morrisonville, said a vote for the repeal is not just “failing girls — it’s failing good parents.”
On Friday, Bourne said in a statement, “This significant change in our law is out of touch with a majority of Illinoisans and puts girls in Illinois — and across the Midwest — in danger. Parents deserve the right to know if their minor child is seeking any major medical procedure. … Instead, today the Democrat majority has chosen to recklessly push those rights to the wayside.”
Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, said “parents matter” and the legislation signed into law Friday “declares they don’t.”
“This is just another example of the governor’s overreach into the lives of Illinois families to remind them that he, rather than they, knows what is best for their kids,” the Senate Republican leader’s statement continued.
It is unclear why Democrats couldn’t just put an exemption to the existing law for abuse and rape victims rather than scrapping the whole law and allowing minors to get abortions without parental knowledge.
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