Springfield, Ill., Jul 8, 2019 / 08:10 am
Illinois lawmakers have announced their intention to repeal the state's parental notification law for abortions for minors. The move follows the enactment of a state law recognizing a "fundamental right" to abortion in the state.
"I'm going to try to get this repeal bill done in veto session if we can. If not, I'm certainly going to go back at it in January," Rep Emanuel Welch (D) said of his bill, House Bill 2467, as reported by Capitol News Illinois.
Rep. Welch's legislation, along with Illinois Senate Bill 1594, introduced by state Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D), would repeal the state's parental notification law that was enacted in 1995 and implemented in 2013 after a lengthy court battle.
That law requires that abortion providers notify the parents of a minor seeking an abortion at least 48 hours before the scheduled abortion, except in certain cases where the minor could not notify a family member.