The Insanity of
í Parental Notification Law
This past Wednesday,
November 4, the Illinois Parental
Notice of Abortion Act took full effect for a WHOLE
THREE- FOUR HOURS. A parent or guardian would need to be notified
when a minor girl 17 years or younger wants to undergo an abortion.
However, this Act was challenged again by the ACLU and Hope Clinic via
liberal Cook County Judge Daniel Riley who issued a temporary
restraining order preventing the law from being enforced. Riley
questions if this law violates the Illinois Constitution. In other
words, Judge Riley, the ACLU, and the Hope Clinic think parents donít
have a Constitutional right to their minor children when it comes to
surgical abortion Over 80%
of their bloody business is crossing state lines. You understand who is
keeping the lights on inside Hope abortion Clinic.
They think they make
The next court date is
scheduled for Thursday, November 19.
more delays on parental notification
passed a law requiring that parents be notified before a minor gets an
abortion, Jim Edgar was governor. Fourteen years and three chief
executives later, parents are still waiting for this law to go into
this week, after years of foot-dragging, it seemed it finally would
happen. The state's Medical Disciplinary Board voted to allow
enforcement. But just hours later, the American Civil Liberties Union
got a temporary injunction from a
argued that there could be "irreparable harm" if the law is
enforced. The same argument can be made about continued delays. Young
teens every day are being allowed to make a major medical decision,
usually in a moment of crisis, without the guidance of their best
advocates, their parents.
you agree or disagree with abortion, parental notification is just
common sense. Minors have to have a parents' permission for all sorts of
things. If a girl wants to get her ears pierced in
, she has to have a parent's OK. So if a girl wants to have an abortion,
parents should have to be told about it.
doesn't require consent, just notification.
worry some girls might be subjected to abuse by a parent angry about a
pregnancy. But the law covers that. In situations in which girls fear
for their safety, the law allows judges to waive the notification
Thirty-five other states already have some form of
parental notification. It's time for
to stop delaying and enforce this law.