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Illinois Supreme Court backs
parental notification
for abortions

Chicago Tribune, by Naomi Nix

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Posted By:mitzi, 7/11/2013 5:10:48 PM

The Illinois Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of a 1995 law that requires doctors to notify parents of girls younger than 17 who seek an abortion. The decision clears the way for the state to enforce the state parent notification law following a lengthy legal battle. “The Act does not violate our state constitutional guarantees of due process, equal protection, privacy or gender equality,” the court said in a ruling delivered by Justice Anne Burke. Under the law, a parent or a guardian would have to be notified at least 48 hours

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A bit of good news.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 7/11/2013 6:18:18 PM     (No. 9419529)

WOW, what is going in Illinois?
Sanity at long last?
Concealed carry and now reinstating parents´ rights to parent their children?
Great.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/11/2013 7:13:02 PM     (No. 9419618)

Now, who´s going to enforce it?

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