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Southern Illinois lawmakers object to removal of requirement of parental notification of child's abortion

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The Illinois House of Representatives passed a controversial change late Wednesday night which would take away the mandatory parent notification, if their minor child has an abortion.

115th District State Representative Dr. Paul Jacobs is against this change.

"I'm truly befuddled by the Progessive, Socialist movement that wants to remove families from any kind of say, with their families."

The removal of the parental notification of abortion bill had already passed the Senate, and now goes to the Governor.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.