UDPATE, 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]
The ACLU should not be against parental rights. What's wrong with them? And why can't the State of Illinois get its act together?Posted by: Janet at March 29, 2010 1:38 PM
Well, if its good for the goose its good for the gander. Lets see if we can get the same protracted legal battle on Obamacare before it is enacted.Posted by: Jerry at March 29, 2010 6:42 PM
Kudos to Cisco Cotto at WLS radio (Chicago) who discussed the ILL. Parental Notification law on his show this morning. Get the word out that nothing is being done to enforce it after 15 years.Posted by: Janet at March 30, 2010 3:51 PM
Illinois, the land of corruptionPosted by: truthseeker at March 31, 2010 1:50 AM
What ever became of habeas corpus?Posted by: truthseeker at March 31, 2010 1:57 AM