SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan writes in the State Journal-Register today about a conversation she had as a mother with her oldest daughter about what she does at the office everyday. She proceeded to tell her daughter how she helps people, and most importantly, children.
Madigan used her office powers to intimidate Catholic Charities into pulling the plug on their 90 year old foster and adoption services. She used her office powers to slow down Illinois parental notification before abortion law. She has yet to show interest in raising the health standards of abortion clinics and encouraging women are fully informed before they undergo an abortion procedure.
Madigan instead lists efforts her office has concentrated on internet violence against children, and how difficult it is to be a parent these days. She writes:
The list of things parents need to worry about constantly grows. For our youngest children, we have to be aware of recalled drop-side cribs, high-powered magnets in toys, even arsenic in their rice baby food (who knew?). As they get older, the issues become increasingly complicated: cyberbullying, sexting, dating violence, synthetic drugs, prescription pain killer abuse and e-cigarettes.And those issues come on top of the ones we already knew we would encounter as parents: drinking, smoking, drugs, sex and violence. It can be overwhelming.
But moms in Illinois need not worry as much as those in other states because Illinois moms have Lisa Madigan to protect them, she writes:
On Mother’s Day, I want you to know you are not alone in protecting your children. As attorney general, I work to reduce all of these dangers — new and old — so if you need help, please reach out to us. Because, as I told Rebecca, that is my job.