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Parental notice of abortion law officially ends


–Capitol News Illinois

Doctors in Illinois may now perform abortions on minors without notifying the child’s parents or obtaining a judicial bypass of the notification requirement.

That’s because a bill passed by the General Assembly during last year’s fall veto session and signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker repealing the state’s 1995 parental notification requirement officially took effect Wednesday.

That development came as the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn its landmark 1973 decision in Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide, and as the debate over...

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