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Illinois Federation for Right to Life Statement on the passage of SB25

The passage of SB25 is a wake-up call for all individuals in the State of Illinois who believe in the sanctity life.  This extreme legis...

June 10, 2019

Parental notification an undue burden on abortion rights?

Parental notification an undue burden on abortion rights?
Illinois pro-abortion groups may use a new law to get rid of the requirement that parents be notified if their minor daughter seeks an abortion.

Illinois lawmakers this year passed the Reproductive Healthcare Act, which opened the door most of the way for abortion to take place through the ninth month of pregnancy.  So if a court challenge is filed, it could be expected pro-abortion attorneys will argue that dealing with a minor girl's parents puts an undue burden on her access to abortion. The Thomas More Society fought a 15-year court battle against the American Civil Liberties Union over the law which passed in 1983 before the state Supreme Court ruled the parental notification law into effect six years ago. Click here for more.