Rep. Batinick Statement on Governor Signing Repeal of Parental Notification of Abortion Law

PLAINFIELD – In response to Governor Pritzker signing House Bill 370 into law, which repeals the Parental Notice of Abortion Act, State Representative Mark Batinick released the following response:

“The Governor is signing this bill on the Friday before a holiday week with no bill signing ceremony because the majority of the public would be appalled by this bill being signed into law. This legislation protects child rapists and sex traffickers. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal trade in the world. If the staff at an abortion clinic must notify a trafficked girl’s parent or guardian, there is a higher likelihood her situation will be discovered and she could be saved from trafficking. I’m disgusted Illinois will no longer have this law to protect girls who have been abused and offer them compassion.”