Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Senator Garrett on Education funding and Parental Notice: Cable and Streaming

Jeff Berkowitz: [A physician must give notice of a minor female's abortion to] the parents, grandparents or legal guardian, with a judicial bypass provision, then you are on board for parental notice?

State Senator Susan Garrett [D-Lake Forest]: Yes.
This Week's suburban edition of "Public Affairs," airing in the Chicago metro suburbs, features State Senator Susan Garrett [D-Lake Forest] , discussing key upcoming state legislative issues with show host and legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz. See, below, for the Public Affairs suburban airing schedule. You may also [Watch the show with State Senator Garrett on your computer].
State Senator Susan Garrett [D-Lake Forest, 29th Dist.] discusses and debates with show host and legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz the personality attributes and performance of U. S. Senator Barack Obama when he was an Illlinois legislator; the presidential prospects of Senator Obama and Sen. Garrett's endorsement of a Presidential Candidate; the various aspects of a tax swap, accountability in public education, local control of education while running tax dollars through Springfield, 357 K superintendent salaries and charter schools; abortion, parental notice, judicial bypass and Attorney General Lisa Madigan; Freezing or allowing electric power rates to be set by the free market; capital project budgets and gaming as a source of revenue for capital projects and the Green Governments Illinois Act.
Senator Susan Garrett will be the featured guest on the Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 [8:30 pm, Cable Ch. 21] City of Chicago edition of "Public Affairs."
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Jeff Berkowitz: Where do you stand [on parental notice of abortions of minor females]?

State Senator Susan Garrett [D-Lake Forest]: I support the parents being able to find out.

Jeff Berkowitz: Being able to? In other words, you support the parental notice law?

Sen. Susan Garrett: Under certain circumstances.

Jeff Berkowitz: Which are?

Sen. Susan Garrett: Well, I think the Lisa Madigan approach--

Jeff Berkowitz: The judicial bypass?

Sen. Susan Garrett: is a little bit different from the laws that we talked about before in other states. We may have no choice in this matter whatsoever. Whatsoever.

Jeff Berkowitz: Well, you have choice. You can always pass another law [different from the one passed in 1995, which will go into affect in Illinois- as a result of the judicial bypass guidelines issued last year by the Illinois Supreme Court-when the courts set up appropriate procedures for minor females to follow if they are attempting to trigger the judicial bypass provisions, referenced at the end of this post].

Sen. Susan Garrett: Override the—Well, that’s going to be pretty tough.

Jeff Berkowitz: Are you saying you’d like the notification provisions to be broader?

State Senator Susan Garrett: Yes.

Jeff Berkowitz: So that, in addition to notifying parents, grandparents

Sen. Susan Garrett: Right

Jeff Berkowitz: or the legal guardian, maybe an aunt or uncle

Sen. Susan Garrett: Yeah, I think there--

Jeff Berkowitz: Maybe a pastor,

Sen. Susan Garrett: We have to, excuse me--

Jeff Berkowitz: Maybe a guy down the street, maybe a bum

Sen. Susan Garrett: No, not a bum—but, I think, in all fairness to the young girl--

Jeff Berkowitz: But, seriously, where do you limit it?

Sen. Susan Garrett: Who is in need of an abortion for whatever reason, we can’t just isolate the parents and say these are the ones who have to sort of—

Jeff Berkowitz: Or the grandparents or legal guardian—

Sen. Susan Garrett: And that, all of that, is part of it. And, if that is part of it, yes, I would support that. But, not just the parents, we have to have an extension—

Jeff Berkowitz: [A physician must give notice of a minor female's abortion to] the parents, grandparents or legal guardian, with a judicial bypass provision, then you are on board for parental notice?

Sen. Susan Garrett: Yes.

Jeff Berkowitz: That’s easy. Freeze. Freeze on electric rates…
[Ed. Note: The Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995, discussed above, requires that a physician tell a parent, grandparent or legal guardian at least two days before someone younger than 18 gets an abortion. The law provides judicial bypass exceptions in certain cases, such as when a parent has sexually or physically abused a minor. In such cases, a judge may waive the notice requirements. The law also allows a judge to waive notice if the minor is sufficiently mature or if notification is not in the minor's best interests. See here]
Senator Susan Garrett [D}, as is airing this week on Public Affairs in 35 Chicago Metro suburbs [See below for the suburban airing schedule] and as will be airing on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 [8:30 pm on Cable, CANTV] on the City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs. The show was recorded on January 28, 2007. You may also[watch the Senator Garrett program here].
In twenty-five North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs, the "Public Affairs," show airs every Tuesday night in the regular weekly Public Affairs slot, 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or 35, as indicated, below.

In ten North Shore suburbs, the Public Affairs show airs three times each week in its regular slots at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as indicated, below. ******************************************************
The suburban episode of Public Affairs with guest Senator Garrett airs Tonight :

at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette

And at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

and this week on Monday night, Wednesday night and Friday night at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
The City of Chicago edition of "Public Affairs," with guest Senator Susan Garrett airs this coming Monday night at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV] throughout the City of Chicago.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at JBCG@aol.com