Parental Notice of Abortion Act
Two pieces of legislation are seeking to repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act in Illinois, which requires a parent or legal guardian be notified when a minor seeks an abortion. Currently, the parent or guardian does not need to consent to the abortion, only be notified. If the act is repealed, parents would no longer be notified. Read more here and contact your representatives to ask them to vote against these bills.
COVID relief bill funding abortions
The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate recently passed a new COVID relief bill, the American Rescue Act of 2021, to help with pandemic related needs. Though the money in this bill will support the most poor and vulnerable who have been impacted by the pandemic, it is not subject to longstanding, bi-partisan protections that prevent the money from funding abortions. The bill is about to go back to the House for one more vote; find and contact your U.S. Representative to tell them to support relief that prioritizes the poor and vulnerable and protects life. Read the U.S. Bishop Chairmen's statement on abortion funding in the American Rescue Plan.
If you have any questions, contact Dawn Fitzpatrick at 312.534.5355 or [email protected].