The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously upheld a parental notification law enacted way back in 1995.
Thomas More Society, the pro-life legal team based in Illinois that has been pushing enforcement of this law, has posted a synopsis of this incredibly drawn out court battle.
The ACLU was the first to sue to block the law, later joined by the giant Hope Clinic abortion mill in Granite City – conveniently located close to the Missouri border.
The Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 is scheduled to go into effect in 35 days. It isn’t perfect. It allows for notification of not only one parent but also “a person over 21 years of age who is the parent, grandparent, step-parent living in the household, or legal guardian.”
In the law a minor is considered anyone under 18, so the consenter could easily be the baby daddy or a parent of the baby daddy. (Pro-Life activists say they see a LOT of girls pressured into abortion by the mother of the baby daddy.)
This loose verbiage isn’t great. But it is way better than nothing.