Illinois Bill Seeks to Change Definition of ‘Abused Child’

A bill introduced earlier this month in Illinois seeks to change the definition of “abused child” to include kids whose parents object to abortion, puberty blockers, hormones, and transgender surgeries for minors.

Under House Bill 4876, doctors who prescribe such treatments to minors without parental consent would be shielded from liability and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) would be given the authority to remove children from their biological parents if they do not consent to this type of care for their children.

Introduced by Democrat state Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, the legislation gives minors the same legal status as adults in terms of consent for gender transition medical treatments and abortion services, which “is not voidable because of such minority.”

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