The leftist insanity over abortion continues unabated. Now, in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill that will allow minors to get abortions without notifying their parents.
That’s right; the bill he signed repeals an amendment that required girls 17 or younger to notify a parent or guardian 48 hours before the abortion. So, now, they will no longer need to even let a parent know before having a doctor kill a baby.
When signing the bill, Pritzker, according to a press release, said:
“With reproductive rights under attack across the nation, Illinois is once again establishing itself as a leader in ensuring access to healthcare services. This repeal was essential, because it was the most vulnerable pregnant minors who were punished by this law: victims of rape and physical abuse in unsafe homes. I thank Representative Anna Moeller, Senator Elgie Sims and the lawmakers and advocates who have fiercely fought to repeal this law and keep vulnerable young people safe. I’m proud that Illinois continues to be a national leader in protecting reproductive rights.”
That same press release, justifying the decision to repeal the amendment, argued that:
Rescinding the PNA ensures that while a pregnant minor can choose to involve a family member or legal guardian in their decision to have or not have an abortion, vulnerable youth – such as victims of rape, incest, and domestic abuse – are not compelled to do so under the law.
Various other Democrats and leftist groups like the ACLU made the same argument, claiming that young women are routinely placed in danger if they have to notify their parents that they are getting an abortion.
They do not, however, say why a bill could not have waived the notification requirement in certain circumstances, but maintain it for those young women not in fear of imminent danger. Also left out is any justification of abortion itself, something they simply refer to as “healthcare.”
Arguing against the bill, Republican state House Rep. Avery Bourne said:
“Parents deserve the right to know if their minor child is seeking any major medical procedure, especially one like an abortion where there can be serious short and long term consequences. Instead, today the Democrat majority has chosen to recklessly push those rights to the wayside.”
Regardless, it’s not clear that the number of abortions will change much as a result, as Illinois, unlike many other states with such a bill, did not require parental consent, only notification.
This story syndicated with permission from Will – Trending Politics