JOIN US for an in-person & virtual community forum on sex trafficking and how HB 1979, a bill in the Illinois General Assembly, would repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act & place Illinois girls at greater risk.
Teens and parents need to talk. But sometimes a teen in a crisis may not go to the person who can best provide emotional, financial and spiritual support - a parent or legal guardian. Or worse, an abusive adult tries to prevent the teen from speaking to her parent or guardian in order to cover up their own wrongdoing.
That's why Illinois has the commonsense Parental Notice of Abortion Law - to protect Illinois girls and help parents support their kids through tough times.
The Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion law requires a parent or legal guardian to be notified before an abortion is performed on a minor (age 17 and under).
Unfortunately, wealthy special interest groups wish to repeal this essential safeguard for Illinois girls. HB 1797 and SB 2190 have been introduced in the IL General Assembly to do just that.
32% of teen mothers ages 15-17 are impregnated by men older than 20. The average age of a girl forced into sex trafficking is 13. GHF "follows the science" and we believe that repealing parental notification would remove an important safety checkpoint for Illinois girls, and keeping parents in the dark when their daughters are facing a crisis situation.
Renee Pollino is the CEO and founder of My Half of The Sky, a social justice coffee shop that addresses social concerns and systemic injustice through opportunity. Renee is passionate about creating hope & bringing healing to women with obstacles to employment due to poverty, addictions, trafficking or life as a refugee.
Attendence is free, but donations are gratefully appreciated. Light refreshments from the My Half kitchen will be served.