CHICAGO – A new Illinois Right to Life poll conducted by the Tarrance Group gauged Illinois residents’ support of the Parental Notification of Abortion Act. According to this poll of registered voters, 72% of people in Illinois believe an adult family member should be notified before a minor has an abortion.
In Illinois, girls under 18 must have parental consent before getting into a tanning booth, getting their ears pierced or acquiring a tattoo. Any girl under age 21 is banned from buying alcohol, tobacco or cannabis products.
But Planned Parenthood wants any minor girl to be able to take abortion-producing drugs or have abortion surgery without notifying her parents. The ACLU and Human Rights Watch agree. These groups say "involving an adult family member is dangerous for youth in the state, violates their human rights, and threatens their health and safety…"
Illinois State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and State Representative Anna Moeller introduced bills in both Illinois General Assembly chambers to repeal the law – SB 2190 and HB 1797. Votes are anticipated in both chambers before the end of May 2021.