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July 28, 2014, 9:36 pm
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Parental Notification of Abortions Upheld By IL Supreme Court


The state of Illinois now has a green light to enforce a law that has sat dormant for nearly 20 years… requiring parents to be notified before their underage daughter obtains an abortion.

 

The law was approved in 1995, but enforcement has been blocked since then while court challenges continued.

 

Opponents say the law lacks the ability for girls to exercise their right of choice when their family situation makes it difficult for them to confide in parents.

 

But the Illinois Supreme Court says the law as written is valid and can be enforced, beginning next month.

 

However, the justices did leave open the possibility of yet another appeal… to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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