This law would make you a "child abuser" if you don't allow your kid to have "gender-affirming care" Here is everything you need to know...

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According to an article from, you could officially become a child abuser if you don't allow your child to have an abortion or have gender-affirming care in the Land of Lincoln if a new bill becomes law. In the article, they say...

" A bill currently under consideration in the Illinois legislature could allow parents who deny their children access to abortion or gender-affirming services to be charged with child abuse... in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act to mean a child whose parent or immediate family member, or any individual who lives in the same home as the child, who is denied access to abortion or gender-affirming services."

The article goes on to mention how the law would also protect the people doing the surgeries and abortions from being prosecuted. Child abuse in the state of Illinois is a serious crime that can get you 15 years in prison, to read more about this proposed bill, click here!

Should this bill become law?

I have always been a firm believer in parents having authority over their children until they are 18. Once they are 18 they can do whatever they choose to do to their bodies and that is their decision and choice. So in principle, I'm afraid I have to disagree with this law completely. The state shouldn't get to decide what a parent does or does not allow their child to do to their body, if you are a parent in this situation it is crazy to me to think of charging them with child abuse for saying "no" to surgeries and gender-affirming care. Will this law pass? It's Illinois, my gut says it has a strong chance of passing. If you are a parent out there you NEED to know this is a possibility and prepare yourself for these situations if they arise in your household so you and your child can come to an agreement without ending up being charged with Child Abuse. Do you think this law should be passed?

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