Illinois Democratic state senators, backed by the multinational abortion company Planned Parenthood, introduced a bill that, if passed, would allow minors to have abortions under any circumstances and without even notifying their parents or guardians.
Currently, the state already allows minors to have abortions without parental consent, as long as they are officially notified by the abortion facility at least 48 hours before the procedure.
Senate Bill 2190, sponsored by Democratic Senator Elgie Sims of Chicago, aims to take parents out of the equation entirely and seeks to allow children to have abortions without their parents even knowing about it.
The bill had already attempted to become law in 2019 under another name, and now with the leftist LGBT current at its most expansive, it is once again trying to go into effect.
Kelly Cassidy, another of the senators promoting the controversial bill, argues that the current law, which minimally states that the parents of minors must be informed before performing an abortion on their daughter, results in “an impediment to reproductive health.” “This barrier must also disappear,” said Cassid, as reported by the local media Wavy.
On the other hand, Brigid Leahy, senior director of public policy for Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, said in a dialogue with Wavy without giving any argument that parental notification “must be repealed to help protect girls’ health care.”
Conservative and Republican politicians criticize the initiative, rightly arguing that in cases of abortions on girls or adolescents, the family’s role is critical, both to prevent the practice from being performed and to provide support in the event the decision is made to perform it.
The Stacy Zallie Foundation was an organization started by the parents of a young woman on her behalf when she committed suicide after an abortion. The foundation’s website says, “The Stacy Zallie Foundation is dedicated to our daughter, Stacy Zallie. At the age of 20, our beautiful daughter, for reasons known only to her, underwent an abortion. She never disclosed her situation or her solution to her family. Shortly after her 21st birthday, she took her own life. She is missed by all who knew and loved her.”
Republican Rep. Avery Bourne of Morrisonville joined in repudiating the new legislation, calling abortion a “major medical procedure” that could have physical and mental health consequences. As such, “we should require parental notification,” Bourne said.
Along the same lines as other detractors of the law, Bourne believes that involving a parent in personal decisions such as abortion can help young women find support. “Having a guardian to help a girl through the abortion process is critical,” she said.
This issue is present throughout the United States; some states have been better able to control these leftist advances of the abortion culture. Others like Illinois have more difficulty because they have a larger presence of leftist Democratic politicians.
In other more conservative states, there is much greater resistance. Such is the case in Texas, where Attorney General Ken Paxton joined 19 of his peers on Wednesday, May 5, to ask the Supreme Court to reverse a federal court decision that overturned a law requiring that all minors who decide to have an abortion need parental consent, reported Life News.
The Supreme Court’s ruling will be critical in determining the future viability of legislation such as that recently filed in Illinois.