Following a contentious vote last night in the Illinois House of Representatives to repeal the Parental Notification Act, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) released the following statement:
“The Democratic legislators who voted yes tonight acted shamefully and recklessly against minor girls and their parents. They ignored the opinion of most Illinois residents–including a majority of pro-choice residents, according to polls.
Parents deserve the right to know about their children’s health care, especially for a procedure such as abortion. This legislation not only strips parents of the right to be informed—to help their daughters in this most difficult circumstance—it also increases the likelihood that the sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking of minor girls will continue undetected.”