Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgUDPATE, 2:30p: From press release by the Thomas More Society:

Today in Cook County Court, a judge dismissed the case challenging the constitutionality of the IL Parental Notice of Abortion Act, while imposing a stay of his decision for 60 days to allow the ACLU time to file an appeal….

“Today’s ruling represents a great step toward ending underage secret abortions in IL. This written decision represents the first time an IL court has upheld the Parental Notice Act of 1995 against the ACLU’s challenge,” said Peter Breen, executive director and legal counsel at the Thomas More Society…..

UPDATE, 12:36p: From Thomas More Society spokesperson, who told me Judge Riley has dismissed the ACLU’s case against the parental notification law. However, he has also stayed the dissolution for 60 days to allow the plaintiffs (ACLU) to appeal and has indicated he will continue the stay throughout the appeals process.
So essentially, it is good news that Riley dismissed the case, but the law can be stayed for years of legal proceedings before being enacted.
12:14p: From a pro-lifer in the courtroom… A Cook Co. Circuit Court judge has just ruled in favor of IL’s parental notification law.
[HT: Karen Hayes of Concerned Women for America of IL]

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