Yesterday, Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s spokeswoman Abby Ottenhoff defended his position against a parental notification law by outrageously advocating that victims be kept trapped and silenced from receiving legal help.
According to, “[Ottenhoff] said the governor does not support such a notification law because he believes minors who become pregnant after they were raped by a stepfather or other relative should not be forced to tell a parent or a judge.”
Why not? Does the governor really mean to say he advocates eliminating the only hope a young girl may have to escape her sexual predator? Clearly and contemptibly, the answer is yes.
Blagojevich is so consumed with maintaining his cozy relationship with the abortion industry that he has lost all sense of reason and decency. He would rather protect unfettered access to abortion clinics than protect young girls from sexual animals.
Blagojevich has a Mac-Truck-wide blind spot when it comes to abortion. As recently as September he touted his launch of the Child Lures Prevention Program, which according to his press release was to:

… help prevent child… exploitation… [because] at least 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services estimates that more than 8,000 children are sexually abused every year in Illinois.

Yet Blagojevich wants to ignore the greatest evidence of sexual abuse: pregnancy. Offering abortion in Illinois without parental notification allows a sexual predator to victimize a young girl not once but over and over.
The man is sick.
Hat tip: Rich Miller
Cross-posted at Illinoize.

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