SPRINGFIELD - After two decades of delays, Illinois became the final state within America's midwest to enact a parental notification law in 2013. Immediately, abortion providers and activists began an effort to overturn the law they say limits reproductive freedom.
The ACLU of Illinois was just one pro-abortion group represented at a Capitol rally Thursday that supports repealing Illinois' newly-enacted parental notification law. Chicago Abortion Fund representative Brittany Mostiller told rally attenders teens should have unlimited access to reproductive health care and that parental notification is dangerous to minor girls.
Illinois requires parental consent - versus simple notification - for any other type of medical treatment, for ear piercing and tattoo application. Illinois completely bans any minors from accessing tanning booths.