Thursday, September 20, 2012
Illinois Supreme Court To Decide Whether Challenge to State's 17-Year-Old Parental Notice Law May Proceed
The Chicago Sun-Times: State attorney general argues for law requiring parental notification when minors get abortions, by Dave McKinney:
Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the American Civil Liberties Union both support abortion rights, but they faced off in the state’s highest court Thursday over an unenforced 1995 state law requiring that parents be notified before their minor children obtain abortions.
In the latest wrinkle in a 17-year legal battle, the ACLU of Illinois asked the state Supreme Court Thursday to uphold a June 2011 appeals court ruling tossing out a Cook County judge’s decision to dismiss a challenge to Illinois’ long-dormant parental notification law. . . .