Pro-life activists to rally against abortion bills at State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — Hundreds of protesters are expected to rally at the State Capitol on Wednesday. against two abortion bills moving through the General Assembly.

The rally comes a day after a Senate committee passed a bill repealing a requirement for minors to notify a parent or guardian about their abortion. 

Another bill would remove medical certification requirements for staff at an abortion facility, and remove state inspection requirements from abortion facilities.

“As a father of six daughters, the Repeal of Parental Notification is about as personal as it gets for me,” said Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League. “It is absolutely in my teenage daughters’ best interest for my wife and me to be involved in their healthcare decisions. I think I can speak for most parents when I say that with these proposed bills, Illinois is trampling on our parental rights.”

“There is widespread outcry from the people of Illinois against these extreme anti-women and anti-children bills since they were introduced a month ago,” shared Illinois Right to Life Action’s Mary Kate Knorr. “Residents from all corners of Illinois are expressing outrage at this proposed legislation, which disregards the health and safety of women. We intend to bring that outrage to Springfield, where legislators cannot ignore it.”

The Pro-Life Action League, Illinois Right to Life Action, Catholic Conference of Illinois, Silent No More and other groups will be among the ralliers. The rally starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol rotunda.

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