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.