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Reaction Split Over Abortion Decision

Reaction is split over a court ruling that requires girls under 18 to notify their parents before having an abortion.  The Illinois Supreme Court upheld the Parental Notice of Abortion Act yesterday, which has been held up in the courts since 1995.  The Catholic Conference of Illinois calls the ruling a win for parents, who should have a right to know what’s going on with their child.  But the ACLU is gearing up for a fight to take the law off the books.  They say most teens already notify their parents but those who don’t have good reason, and it’s usually because they fear they’ll be beaten or kicked out of their homes.

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