The Illinois Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would repeal the state’s Parental Notice of Abortion Act. In response to the vote, State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) issued the following statement:
“The repeal of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act represents a low point of my tenure in the Illinois Senate. The heavy hand of government has no business interfering with a parent or guardian’s responsibilities when it comes to the medical and emotional health of their children. Senate Democrats sent a clear message to Illinois families when they decided parental rights and children’s emotional and medical health aren’t important.
“The action Senate Democrats took today defies all logic. A young girl should not face a decision that carries such significant medical and emotional consequences as an abortion without the support and guidance of parents or guardians. At a time when a young girl would need her parents the most, Democrats all but suggested they go it alone rather than have a difficult yet necessary conversation.”