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February 2008


Breaking News...AP Wire
Sorry...Illinois Parents' Constitutional Rights ARE NOT Being Restored...
Written by Angela Michael

Judge keeps Illinois 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 Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union . "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 requirement.

 "It's a major defeat for the people of Illinois ," said Thomas Brejcha of the Chicago-based Thomas More Society's Pro-Life Law Center . "This is a defensible, constitutional law."

 In a decision entered Friday, U.S. 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.

 The Illinois 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 appeal."

 Brejcha expected Madigan to appeal, if need be, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 "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 enacted."

 Currently, 35 states have parental notification or permission laws, and most states enforce them, according to the Guttmacher Institute -- which supports abortion rights.

 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 abortions.

 Brejcha also argues that the Illinois law is commonsense legislation, saying it was adopted with bipartisan support.

 "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.

            It looks 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 Illinois abortion facility and undergo major surgery without your knowledge.

            Boy, the child rapist predators must be celebrating Illinois abortion mills, particularly the Midwestís largest late-term dumping mill in Granite City , Illinois 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 Illinois for that matter? We recently helped nab a predator from Arkansas 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 their child.

            The state of Illinois 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 Illinois 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

To support and encourage Daniel and Angela please contact them - 
smallvictories@juno.com (email), 618-654-5800 (phone), 
or write them Small Victories P.O. Box 143 Highland, IL 62249.