Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) has signed a bill that repeals a law preventing minor girls from obtaining abortions without parental consent.
Pritzker said on Friday that, “With reproductive rights under attack across the nation, Illinois is once again establishing itself as a leader in ensuring access to healthcare services.”
Of course, Americans are rightly confused about the connection between “healthcare services” and allowing a minor to obtain an abortion without informing her parents.
Pritzker seemed to have no qualms about repealing the rule saying, “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. I thank Representative Anna Moeller, Senator Elgie Sims and the lawmakers and advocates who have fiercely fought to repeal this law and keep vulnerable young people safe. I’m proud that Illinois continues to be a national leader in protecting reproductive rights.”
What Pritzker has done has put young girls in danger and, worse yet, removed parents from making important decisions about their own children.
Democrats have been working to break down the power of parents to make decisions for their children, and this latest development could be a sign of worse things to come.
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