Ill. High Court Rules Abortion Notice Law Constitutional

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the state's requirement that minors provide notice to their parents before obtaining an abortion, rejecting plaintiffs' arguments that the law violates the state’s established privacy protections.

The ruling clears the way for the enforcement of the Parental Notification of Abortion Act of 1995, which has been tied up in legal wrangling for nearly two decades. In upholding the law, the Illinois high court rejected arguments by plaintiff The Hope Clinic for Women Ltd. that privacy protections...
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