Illinois' 6 Catholic bishops hold press conference on abortion legislation

Illinois' 6 Catholic bishops hold press conference on abortion legislation

Illinois' six Catholic bishops today held a press conference at the Illinois Capitol, warning about extreme abortion legislation under consideration by the General Assembly. They were joined by a neonatal intensive care (NICU) nurse, an obstetrician/gynecologist, and a community outreach specialist with Catholic Charities.
Illinois bishops warn against extreme abortion legislation

Illinois bishops warn against extreme abortion legislation

Illinois’ six Catholic bishops today issued a statement against recently-introduced abortion legislation. This package of legislation would repeal the state's Parental Notice of Abortion Act, which requires a parent or guardian be notified when a minor seeks an abortion. The legislation would also repeal the state's current ban on partial-birth abortions, define abortion as a fundamental right, eliminate legal protections for hospitals and health care personnel who refuse to participate in an abortion, and dramatically change the current landscape of abortion law in Illinois.