Bill protects girls, babies, and parental rights

Friday, February 3, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

baby feetThe U.S. Senate is considering a measure that makes underage girls more important than the alleged constitutional "right" to abortion.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) has offered a proposal that would prevent abortionists from performing abortions on minors who have crossed state lines without their parents' knowledge. The bill calls for up to a year in prison for an abortionist who terminates a minor girl's baby when she has gone to another state to circumvent parental notification laws.

OneNewsNow talked with Emily Troscinski of Illinois Right to Life about the bill.

"Right now a minor girl needs her parents' permission to receive a Tylenol from her school nurse," says the pro-life leader. "However, that same girl can be taken to Planned Parenthood and receive an invasive procedure that poses health risks to the girl and dismembers her unborn child without their parents ever knowing."

pregnant woman handIllinois has a parental notification law, passed in 1995, but the ACLU filed suit keeping it in the courts until 2013 when the Illinois Supreme Court upheld it – which causes Troscinski to ask: "Do we really want the abortion lobby getting in the way between parents and their daughters? The answer from all parents should be a resounding No."

She also says pro-lifers should take the next step and question why there isn't a parental consent law throughout the country. "The abortion industry needs to stop playing political football with our young girls and put them first," she argues.

A 2011 Gallup Poll revealed 71 percent approval of parental notification laws.

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