Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Seventh Circuit Upholds Abortion Parental Notification Law

In David Zbaraz, MD v. Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois (08-1620), the Seventh Circuit addressed the following question and found it to be constitutional:

The question presented here is a narrow one: whether the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995, 750 ILCS 70/1 et seq., is facially invalid because its judicial bypass provisions lack language authorizing a state court judge to issue an order allowing an immature minor to consent to an abortion without notifying her parents, where an abortion without notice would be in her best interests.

Articles about the decision can be found here and here.


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