Denver Newsroom, Jun 1, 2022 / 14:28 pm
Minors in Illinois are no longer required to notify an adult before seeking an abortion, as a repeal signed by the state’s Democratic governor in December took effect June 1.
Pro-life and Catholic organizations decried the repeal as a stripping of protections for minors and unborn children.
“Illinois is now the only state in the Midwest that does not have Parental Notification in place, an open invitation to out-of-state minors to pursue abortions in Illinois,” Kevin Grillot, Executive Director of the March for Life Chicago, said in a Wednesday statement.
“Effective today, Illinois strips parents of their rights to be involved in the medical care of their daughters and leaves girls increasingly vulnerable to sexual traffickers.”