This Act poses a danger to pregnant persons under the age of 18 and must be repealed.
The Parental Notice of Abortion Act requires a health care provider to notify an adult family member (parent, legal guardian, grandparent, step-parent living in the household) at least 48 hours prior to performing an abortion for a patient under 18. The Act allows for a judicial bypass for those who cannot notify an adult family member.
The majority of young people voluntarily tell a parent about an unplanned pregnancy. Young people who do not talk to their parents often have concerns such as: fear of physical or emotional abuse, loss of financial support or homelessness, or other serious family issues.
The option of going before a judge for permission delays access to appropriate time-sensitive care. In Illinois, a pregnant minor can make all other decisions regarding their pregnancy, they should make this one also.
The League of Women Voters of the US supports protecting the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices. The League of Women Voters of Illinois opposes efforts to require parental consent and notification for procedures.
YES to HB2775/SB2492: A RENTER'S SOURCE OF INCOME CANNOT BE USED AS A REASON TO DENY A LEASE
Ask your state Senator to vote YES in support of HB2775/SB2492 so that a renter's source of income cannot be used as grounds to deny them a lease.
Be sure to note that this bill does not require any additional allocation of funds for housing services. It simply requires landlords to accept as income funds that have already been allocated to people in need.
This bill would level the playing field and ensure equal access to Illinois’ scarce housing resources in communities of a renter’s choice. The bill would make it a civil rights violation for a landlord who requires minimum income levels as a condition of rental to refuse to include rental assistance, housing vouchers, disability income and other sources of federal, state and local funding in its income calculation.
The following resources provide information about common negative perceptions related to tenants who receive rental support:
The League of Women Voters believes that every person and family should have decent, safe, and affordable housing. Publicly-funded housing should meet the following requirements:
Lower-income families should not be segregated in large developments or neighborhoods. As their economic status improves, they should be able to continue to live in the same units as private tenants or as homeowners.
Housing should be designed to meet human needs and built with amenities that will encourage economic integration within apartment buildings as well as within neighborhoods.
Publicly assisted housing should be included in viable, balanced communities, with provision for quality public services and facilities, including schools, transportation, recreation, etc., that will encourage integration and stability.