Sign the Petition

I urge my state legislators to vote NO on HB2467 and HB2495, the extreme abortion expanding bills.

Petition in Opposition to extreme abortion legislation in Illinois.

Dear Illinois General Assembly,

I, a member of our state community concerned for the vulnerable members of our state, call upon you, the officials we’ve elected to represent us in Springfield, to vote no on HB2467 and HB2495.

These bills are extreme and out of touch with a majority of American’s views on promoting reasonable policies in regards to women’s health and abortion.

I call upon the Illinois General Assembly to vote no on HB2467 and HB2495, whereby:

1: Protecting the Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act of 1995.

HB2467 aims to repeal this important law. This law 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: Protecting the health and safety of women.

HB 2495 aims to remove various health regulations from abortion clinics in Illinois and allow non-doctors to perform abortions.

Abortion is a serious medical procedure, in which surgical tools are inserted into the sterile regions of a woman’s body. Several known complications and even deaths have been reported in Illinois clinics.

A recent investigation into the health and sanitary conditions of women’s abortion clinics revealed a severe pattern of disregard for basic medical and sanitation practices among licensed women’s clinics. Despite a pattern of serious health violations and medical malpractice lawsuits, the Illinois General Assembly does not require the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to conduct regular health and sanitary inspections.

It is the duty of our state to protect what few regulations are currently in place and ensure that only the most qualified medical professionals perform abortion procedures, for the sake of women’s health and safety.

3: Protecting full-term babies in utero.

HB2495 creates a fundamental right to abortion, with no restrictions or limitations, for any reason throughout the full nine months of pregnancy. Hence, full-term babies, who are viable, can feel pain, and who can survive outside the womb, can be brutally terminated in abortions without restriction.

As affirmed by numerous physicians, it is under no circumstance that the barbaric procedure of late-term abortion is or has ever been required to preserve the life of the mother.

Passage of these laws would legalize the murder of Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens, jeopardize vulnerable women and underage girls, and leave a devastating scar on our state government, affirming that our state’s culture is one of disrespect for human life.

As a member of our community charged with protecting the health of the public and Illinois’ residents, I, ___________, call upon the Illinois General Assembly to oppose the passage of HB2467 and HB2495.