Here in Illinois we get a lot of abortion business from other states. Surrounding states have laws that require parental involvement for minors. Illinois’ Parental Notification of Abortion law has been held up in the courts for 15 years! This causes secret long distance abortions to be imported to Illinois from other states.
Many people who work with teen pregnancy, abortion and counseling women know this fact anecdotally. However, this video provides a vivid example of how this actually works in practice. Thanks to Lila Rose for this great video!
Video: Parental Notice in Indiana, not Illinois
It’s sad that this is common practice and that the only reason this clinic worker lost her job was because the general public found out about it.
Chicago Breaking News reports the AP story on this. Had Madigan sided with the teen girls of Illinois on this case, the high court would have been much more likely to take the case.
The Illinois Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a Cook County judge’s stay of enforcement of a law requiring a girl’s guardians be notified before she has an abortion.
A motion filed by the anti-abortion Thomas More Society and others asked that the legal case pending against the Parental Notice of Abortion Act be transferred from the appellate court to the high court.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the request.
Earlier this year, Judge Daniel Riley lifted a temporary restraining order on the never-enforced law, which he said was constitutional. He granted a stay on enforcement pending the conclusion of appeals.
The law was not enforced after it was passed in 1995 because there were no rules specifying how judges would handle the notification requirement. The high court issued those rules in 2006.
LetParentsKnow.com was started to push for a transfer of the Parental Notice case to the IL Supreme Court. AG Lisa Madigan did not listen to our plea and the voice of the people and this transfer failed. Now, because of the outpouring of support for Parental Notice, we are transitioning to become a place for news, information and action alerts relating to Parental Notice in Illinois.
Parents have a right to know when their daughters are going to undergo a potentially life threatening medical procedure. For the past 15 years, parents have been kept in the dark about underage abortions in Illinois.
The Illinois Parental Notification Act of 1995 has been in legal limbo since it was enacted nearly 15 years ago and that is just too long! It’s time to protect Illinois teens and make sure their parents are involved with major decisions like abortion. Let Parents Know is here to fight for parental rights to keep our daughters safe!
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