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Illinois Supreme Court Won't Hear Abortion Notification Appeal

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The Illinois Supreme Court won’t be weighing in on a state law that requires parents to be notified before a girl has an abortion.

The parental notification legislation became Illinois law in 1995, but it wasn’t enforced because it lacked specific rules on how judges should handle the notifications. The matter has been in and out of different courts since then.

Earlier this year, a Cook County judge decided the law requiring parental notifications was constitutional, but he delayed enforcing the law until the appeal process played out. The anti-abortion group Thomas More Society wanted the Illinois Supreme Court to interfere, but to no avail.

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