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Published:November 4th, 2009 14:18 EST
Parental Notice for Abortions on Minors in Full Effect

Parental Notice for Abortions on Minors in Full Effect

By SOP newswire2

This morning the Illinois Medical Disciplinary Board and The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation rejected any further delays in enforcing the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act. One parent/step- parent or guardian must be notified when a girl 17 or younger wants an abortion. Illinois now joins 36 other states with similar laws.

"This is a great victory for Illinois families. Girls that face an unwanted pregnancy will be guaranteed access to the most important pregnancy crisis counselors: their parents," said Tom Brejcha, President and Chief Counsel, Chicago-based Thomas More Society. "We`ve fought this legal battle so that Illinois would join with the majority of the people in the nation who value parental rights and the well-being of their children."

Representatives from the Thomas More Society are available for comment:

Contacts: Thomas More Society 312-782-1680

Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations 312-422-1333,

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