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New law ends parental notification in Illinois


December 22, 2021

–Capitol News Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law on Friday that ends parental notification, a requirement that doctors notify the parents of a minor seeking an abortion.

“With reproductive rights under attack across the nation, Illinois is once again establishing itself as a leader in ensuring access to health care services,” Pritzker said. “This repeal was essential; because it was the most vulnerable pregnant minors who were punished by this law; victims of rape and physical abuse in unsafe homes.”

A 1995 law required doctors to notify a pregnant minor’s parent within 48...

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