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Effects of Parental Notification Laws in Other States

Yesterday, after facing nearly 15 years of legal challenges, Illinois' Parental Notice of Abortion Act was given the green light. But just for a moment. Later in the day, in response to a lawsuit by the Illinois ACLU, a Cook County judge put up a big stop sign, in the form of a temporary restraining order against the law. So the law remains inactive, at least for now. The law would require that a minor's parents be notified before their daughter gets an abortion. The ACLU questions the law's state constitutionality, claiming it would cause “serious and irreversible harm to teens.” We take a look at the effects similar laws have had in other states across the country with Claire Brindis. She's a professor of pediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco, and also directs the University's Philip Lee Institute for Policy Health Studies.

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Adolescents & Parental Notification for Abortion: What can California Learn from the Experience of Other States?

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