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Bills To Repeal Illinois Abortion Parent Notification Laws Stall In Committee

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris, D-Chicago, answers questions from Illinois House Deputy Minority Leader Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, about new rules that would allow lawmakers for the first time to meet remotely for committee meetings during a House Rules Committee Hearing on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool)

Legislation to repeal Illinois abortion parent notification laws are unlikely to be discussed this term. Bills introduced in the state House and Senate on the issue have stalled in committee. The measures were backed by Planned Parenthood. The Reproductive Healthcare Act passed in 2019 changed Illinois law from requiring consent from a parent or guardian for minors seeking abortions to requiring only notification 48 hours prior to the procedure.

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