Friday, November 6, 2009

An Activist Judge In Illinois Stops Parental Notification

I wonder how parents are reacting to an activist judge's arrogance in assuming that he knows what is better for their daughters in regards to abortion?

"A state judge blocked enforcement of a parental notification law on abortion just hours after a state board approved letting it go into effect. The law would allow parents the right to know when their teenager daughter is considering having an abortion and give them 48 hours to help her find alternatives.

Parents in Illinois have waited for 15 years for a law to go into effect and, earlier Wednesday, a vote from the Illinois' Medical Disciplinary Board made it appear that would happen.

The Illinois legislature approved the law in the 1990s, but it has been held up in court waiting for the Illinois Supreme Court to issue the rules guiding the law's implementation.

After the court did its job, state officials blocked enforcement of the law with a 90-day grace period for abortion centers to became aware of it -- even though similar laws have been on the books in other states for decades.

The board met in Chicago on Wednesday and decided not to extend the grace period further that the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation put in place..."