AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Hernandez, is joining ACLU Illinois for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss women’s reproductive health care legislation on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. at 1 E. Benton St. in Aurora.
“Illinois has been a leader in the nation in protecting women’s health and reproductive rights, and we are trying to advance by repealing the Parental Notification of Abortion,” said Hernandez. “There may be a lot of misconception and questions about repealing the PNA, so I encourage anyone who wants to learn more about upcoming legislation and what Illinois is doing to protect women’s’ fundamental right to choose to join me at this important town hall meeting.”
Hernandez and ACLU Illinois will be discussing legislation to repeal the Parental Notification of Abortion (PNA). Illinois’ PNA law states that any person under the age of 18 seeking an abortion must notify their legal guardian 48 hours beforehand. Research and case studies have demonstrated that forced parental involvement laws like this put young people at risk for physical or emotional abuse, being kicked out of the house, alienation from their families or being forced to continue a pregnancy against their will.
“With access to reproductive rights and abortion care under attack across the country and in the Supreme Court, we look forward to joining Representative Hernandez to talk about what we can do in Illinois to protect and ensure access to every person in Illinois.” said Khadine Bennett, Director of Advocacy and Intergovernmental Affairs with ACLU Illinois.
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Hernandez’s full time constituent service office by calling 630-270-1848 or emailing RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com.