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It's time to trust young people to make their own decisions.

It’s time to repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act.


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What does repealing the Parental Notice of Abortion Act do?

  • Repeals the mandate that people 17 years old and younger who decide to have an abortion must notify an adult family member at least 48 hours in advance of the procedure.

Why does this matter?

  • We need to ensure that young people can access safe procedures performed by medical providers. Due to the abortion stigma, and the fact that many young people experience abusive or insecure home situations, it is critical that young people have access to abortion without being forced to first involve a parent.
  • In Illinois, a pregnant minor can make decisions about their health care without notifiying a parent or parental involvement, the only exception is when a minor decides to have an abortion.
  • State laws that mandate parental notification contradict the ethical and professional training of medical professionals. Such laws require health care professionals to delay care unnecessarily, disregard patient confidentiality and, in some terrible cases, expose a young woman to dangerous situations like abuse.