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Written by Angela Michael
abortion law on hold Rejects
Madigan motion to lift order www.bnd.com
A federal judge refused to allow enforcement of
an ill-fated state law requiring teenage girls to notify
their parents before getting abortions, potentially ending
any chance the decades-old measure will ever take effect.
Abortion rights groups on Saturday hailed the
ruling on the legislation that was passed in 1984 and
updated in 1995 but has never been enforced because of
complex legal wrangling.
"We're very pleased," said Lorie
Chaiten of the
chapter of the American Civil Liberties
. "This should be the end of that law."
Anti-abortion forces decried the judge's ruling
on the law, which says minors can't obtain abortions without
telling their parents or getting a court's OK to bypass the
"It's a major defeat for the people of
," said Thomas Brejcha of the Chicago-based Thomas More
. "This is a defensible, constitutional law."
In a decision entered Friday,
District Judge David H. Coar rejected a request from
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to dissolve a 1996
order that put the law on hold.
Supreme Court opened the door to enforcement of the Parental
Notice of Abortion Act in 2006 when it issued necessary
rules for the notification process.
But Coar appeared to slam the door back shut.
In his 13-page ruling, Coar said the law still
fails to give a teenager workable judicial options to
notifying her parents, calling parts of the statute
"contradictory and incomplete."
Madigan spokeswoman Robyn Ziegler said Saturday
that the attorney general's office was "still looking
at appropriate next steps for the state, including an
Brejcha expected Madigan to appeal, if need be,
all the way to the
"We would fully expect her to do that and
we would support her," he said. "The attorney
general is under a statutory obligation to defend laws
Currently, 35 states have parental notification
or permission laws, and most states enforce them, according
to the Guttmacher Institute -- which supports abortion
Illinois is the only state in the region that
doesn't have such laws, and anti-abortion activists say that
enables teens from other states to travel here to receive
Brejcha also argues that the Illinois law is
commonsense legislation, saying it was adopted with
"Families ought to consult with one another
about matters of this importance, which is major
surgery," he said. "You even need permission to
dispense aspirin in schools."
The ACLU says the vast majority of teens inform
their parents about their abortions anyway, but laws
mandating notification leave some girls vulnerable.
"In the few instances where a young woman
is not able to tell her parents, because of fear of abuse,
neglect or being tossed from the house, that young woman
should not be denied essential reproductive health
care," an ACLU statement said.
like the abortion industry, at least here in the Land of
Lincoln, is doing a better job parenting your kids than
you are mom and dad. After all, you just carried them for
nine long months, burped them, got up with them in the
middle of the night, and are footing their bills, especially
those cell phones. But Hope abortion Clinic for Women
and likewise think they have special rights to your children
when it comes to an evasive surgical procedure that could
have serious medical complications, let alone the emotional
problems. A more malevolent parent cannot be found.
Your under-age child cannot receive an aspirin at
school or get their ears pierced without your permission, or
view an R-rated movie, but they can walk inside an
abortion facility and undergo major surgery without your
Boy, the child rapist predators must be
abortion mills, particularly the Midwestís largest
late-term dumping mill in
which will remain a child sexual predatorís paradise.
No one is enforcing the statutory rape laws, let alone the
mandatory reporting laws that are on the books.
We have numerous times reported to local law
enforcement the continual flow from surrounding states of
underage pregnant girls being forced inside this abortion
mill by older men and no one is checking it out due to the
type of business being operated. Who is policing the Hope
abortion mill? Or any abortion mill in
for that matter? We recently helped nab a predator from
who repeatedly abused a 13-yr-old girl and brought her to
this mill to get rid of the evidence http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=38941
This is a terrible injustice to children and
families. This is not so much about pro-life issues; itís
about parentsí rights and the sacred bond between parent
and child. Itís about parentsí lawful rights to protect
The state of
doesnít let an underage child operate a vehicle, they
donít allow them to consume alcohol, or issue marriage
license to minorsÖwhy are we allowing the courts to give
custody of our children to the hired-killers inside
abortion mills? This is insanity! Parentsí rights
need to be placed back in their hands and not the state's.
Parents need to be brought back into the picture.
It is their God-given authority to possess dominion
over their own children.
Be encouraged~ Angela