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State legislators go all-in for keeping parents in the dark

State legislators go all-in for keeping parents in the dark


State legislators go all-in for keeping parents in the dark

A pro-life activist in Illinois is asking if state legislators know what they are doing after siding with abortion clinics over caring parents.

Both houses of the Illinois legislature have defied public opinion and common sense by passing a bill to overturn current law that requires that parents or guardians be notified when a minor daughter seeks an abortion.

David Smith of the Illinois Family Institute explains what could very likely result from the law's passage: An abusive boyfriend, or a sex trafficker, can now force a teen girl to undergo the traumatizing and dangerous procedure with fewer restrictions and no questions asked.

Smith and IFI partnered with a Tarrance Group poll on the issue, which found an overwhelming number surveyed support the parents’ legal right to be notified.

“Over 78% of Illinoisans say they want to be notified,” Smith, referring to the poll, said. “Parental notice is an important thing to keep. In the African-American community, which is largely Democratic, they said they want to keep parental notification.”

Yet pro-abortion legislators chose ideology over common sense, and now parents can be kept in the dark if their own daughter enters an abortion clinic for a life-changing procedure.