Last week, two very extreme, pro-abortion bills were introduced in the Illinois General Assembly. These new bills put Illinois babies, vulnerable women, and underage girls at risk.
Here are 5 things you should know about what’s inside these bills.
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1. HB 2467 — Parent Notice Abortion – Repeal — entirely repeals the Illinois Parental Notification Act of 1995.
(Illinois Parental Notification mandates that no physician can knowingly perform an abortion on a minor child (17 years old and younger) until that physician (or an agent of the physician) has ensured that the child’s parent, grandparent, or legal guardian has received notice 48 hours prior to performing the abortion that his or her child is seeking an abortion.
Prior to this law, a school counselor could not take a child on a school field trip without parental consent, but that same school counselor could place a minor girl in a cab and send her to an abortion clinic for a serious surgical procedure… without ever telling her parents. Underage girls could not be prescribed Tylenol by a school nurse without parental consent, but could be able to receive an invasive medical procedure without their parents’ knowledge.)
2. HB 2495 — the Reproductive Health Act — entirely repeals the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 and creates a fundamental right to abortion, with no restrictions or limitations, for any reason, through out the full nine months of pregnancy.
3. HB 2495 — the Reproductive Health Act — allows for non-doctors to do surgical abortions. This includes, but is not limited to, physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physicians’ assistants, or a person acting under the supervision of one of the above.
4. HB 2495 — the Reproductive Health Act — mandates that all private health insurance plans cover abortions without any restrictions (for any reasons, with no limits as to the number of abortions a year, and throughout the full nine months of pregnancy) or copays or any cost-sharing of any kind.
5. HB 2495 — the Reproductive Health Act — repeals the Abortion Performance Refusal Act (745 ILCS 30/1) which protects hospitals, physicians, and nurses for refusing to participate in abortions in any way.
These bills are dangerous and extreme. Stay connected with Illinois Right to Life Action for more information and action items to combat these dangerous bills.