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Protecting Parental Rights: Recent Bills Impacting Families

We watch and expose recent bills that have been proposed and referred to the Rules Committee, which impact parental rights. We provide insights into their implications for families and children, along with call-to-action steps.

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This press conference opposes bill HB4876, which labels parents as child abusers for denying abortion or gender-affirming surgery. The event is open to the press and the public.

Order a "Stop Child Mutilation" t-shirt by March 1st, or wear a black t-shirt to support protecting parental rights and children.


The Abortion/Gender Affirming bill proposed by Rep Anne Stava-Murray labels parents as "child abusers" for exercising their God-given right to protect their minor children from undergoing procedures such as abortion (which we see as murder) and gender-affirming treatment (which we see as body mutilation) that we consider harmful.

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Sponsor: Representative Anne Stava-Murray (D), 81st District

Rep Stava-Murray needs to hear from you!


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Springfield Office:
200-1S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-6578


District Office:
633 Rogers Street
Suite 110
Downers Grove, IL  60515
(630) 605-0595




The “Parental Bullying” bill proposed by Lashawn Ford (HB 29) is pending: The bill’s synopsis states that a parent commits “parental bullying” “when he or she knowingly and with the intent to discipline, embarrass, or alter the behavior of the minor, transmits any verbal or visual message that the parent or legal guardian reasonably believes would coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to the minor.” 

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Sponsor: Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D), 8th District

Rep Ford needs to hear from you! 


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Springfield Office:

239-E Stratton Office Building

Springfield, IL   62706

(217) 782-5962

(217) 557-4502 FAX


District Office:

5051 W. Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL  60651

(773) 750-0866



What are the implications?


Key points in the bills:

  1. Parents are labeled “child abusers” for not allowing their “minor” child to undergo procedures such as abortion (which is murder) and gender-affirming treatment or sex change (which is body mutilation, sex changes, and surgical removal of penis and breast) that we consider harmful.

  2. HB4876 opposes the belief that parents have the fundamental right to raise their children according to their beliefs and values, including making decisions about their healthcare.

  3. Parents or guardians will need the minor's consent to disclose any health care information related to the child for billing health insurance or under the plan through which the minor is insured.

  4. State Intervention: While state intervention is necessary in cases of clear evidence of abuse or neglect, HB4876 expands the definition of parental abuse and neglect to include decisions that should be within the purview of parents.

  5. Criminalization of Parents: HB4876 could lead to situations where parents who oppose certain medical interventions for their children could face legal consequences, including potential prosecution and the possibility of having their child removed from their care by state authorities.

  6. It absolves the civil and criminal liability of healthcare professionals providing these medical services to a minor child.


  1. Find Your Legislator: Use online tools or contact your local government office to identify your state legislator.

  2. Gather Information: Collect details about the bill or issue you want to discuss, including its name, number, and key points.

  3. Write a Letter or Email: Craft a concise and respectful message stating your position on the issue. Include your name, address, and contact information. (see sample script below)

  4. Make a Phone Call: Contact your legislator's office by phone to express your views. Be prepared to briefly explain your position and ask for their stance on the issue.

  5. Attend a Town Hall or Meeting: Participate in public forums or meetings where your legislator is present to voice your concerns in person.

  6. Join Advocacy Groups: Join local or national advocacy groups that align with your views to amplify your voice and stay informed about relevant issues.

  7. Stay Informed: Keep yourself updated on legislative developments and be ready to take action when needed.

  8. Follow Up: After contacting your legislator, follow up to see if they have taken any action or to provide additional information if needed.

  9. Encourage Others to Act: Spread awareness among friends, family, and community members about the issue and encourage them to contact their legislators as well.

  10. Use Social Media: Share information about the issue on social media platforms to raise awareness and encourage others to take action.


Dear [Legislator's Name],

I am writing to express my concerns about the proposed policy HB4876, the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, that impacts parental rights and family dynamics in Illinois. I am opposed to HB4876, which criminalizes parents who deny their child access to certain medical care, such as abortion and gender-affirming procedures.

This policy undermines parental authority and infringes on the rights of families to make decisions in the best interest of their children. I urge you to oppose these bills and support measures that respect parental rights and family integrity.

Thank you for considering my views on this important issue.


[Your Name]

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