Illinois - 'dumping ground' for abortion

Illinois' parental notification law for abortions on underage girls is still in limbo.

Because of continued court action, the 1995 law has not yet gone into effect. After a federal appeals court ordered it implemented recently, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit in state court. Two state boards decided to halt their role and proceed with compliance, but that was short-lived, according to Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society Pro-Life Law Center.
"At 10:00 we had parental notice in the state of Illinois for the first time since Roe v. Wade -- and then by 3:00 a circuit court judge had enjoined it," Breen explains. "[H]e allowed a temporary restraining order to keep the law from going into effect."
That leaves Illinois as the only state in the Midwest or the South with no parental notification law. As a result, says Breen, Planned Parenthood of Illinois is making more money.
"We get young ladies coming in from Minnesota. We get them coming in from Arkansas, from Tennessee, from Missouri -- of course from Wisconsin and Indiana, which are right next to us," he laments. "Illinois has become a dumping ground for abortion."
The court has put the case on an expedited timeline, with the next hearing in two weeks. Breen is hopeful that will finally end the 12-year legal battle and put the law into effect.

Contact: Charlie Butts
Source: OneNewsNow
Publish Date: November 6, 2009
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