Rep. Windhorst's 2020 Survey

This session of the General Assembly will see many important issues debated and voted on. Below are several of the issues we are likely to discuss in the House of Representatives this spring. As your representative, I want to provide you with an opportunity for you to express your opinion to me. I would appreciate you taking a moment to complete this brief survey and return it to my office in order for me to have an understanding of your views on these issues. The supporting and opposing positions provided below do not necessarily reflect my opinion, but are presented so you can understand the arguments I have heard from each side. Thank you for your time.

Do you support or oppose requiring a minor to notify her parent, grandparent, or guardian before obtaining an abortion?

Illinois law currently requires minors under 18 years of age to notify a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian at least 48 hours before obtaining an abortion. Illinois law allows a minor to go to court to avoid the notification in certain circumstances. Supporters of the law say that minors must notify a parent in other situations, such as medical care, and that obtaining an abortion should be no different. Opponents of the law say that it places an unnecessary burden on a minor trying to obtain an abortion.