Friday, July 31, 2009

Hear about the legal breakthrough in abortion law?

Sheila Liaugminas

Overhwhelming odds are that you didn’t, even if you live in the state of Illinois, where the landmark decision came down last week.
The story, a small piece, was buried on page 11 of the Chicago Tribune the next day.
A federal appeals court in Chicago on Tuesday breathed new life into a long-dormant Illinois law that requires physicians to notify the parents of teenage girls before performing abortions.
Attorneys on both sides of the issue said the law — which was passed in 1984 and updated in 1995 — would take effect within weeks unless its critics ask for a stay and the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agrees to put its order on hold pending a rehearing.

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