Federal court upholds parental notification law
July 17, 2009
The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a 1995 Illinois law that requires physicians to notify parents two days before a girl has an abortion. Bob Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, said that “for the first time in decades, Illinois will enjoy an entirely reasonable, if minimal, restriction on access to abortion.”
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- Abortion ruling: Illinois' parental notification law is cleared to be enforced (Chicago Tribune)
- Appeals panel says Illinois parental notification law constitutional (CNS)
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