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(VIDEO) Parental Notification in Illinois: Forcing Young Women Into Harm’s Way

While Illinois has a mandatory parental involvement law on
the books, it has long been enjoined. I have seen firsthand the harms that forced parental involvement impose on young women.

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A Promising First Step in Protecting Illinois Teenagers’ Health and Safety

An Illinois state court issued an emergency order yesterday blocking a law that prevents teens from having an abortion unless they notify a parent or go to court.

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Illinois Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order on Enforcement of Parental Notification Law

An Illinois judge has issued a temporary restraining order delaying enforcement of a law requiring doctors to notify parents of teens who are seeking an abortion. The order was issued in response to a request by the American Civil Liberties Union, and will remain in effect until hearings on why the law should not be put into effect.

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Illinois Teen Abortion Law Delayed for at Least a Day

The Chicago Tribune reports today that enforcement of Illinois’ parental consent law has been delayed until a meeting this Wednesday of the medical disciplinary board for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation meets.

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The “Born Alive” Myth: Tale Turned Political Tool

The myth of the born-alive fetus has long been a weapon in the pro-life arsenal, one “kept alive” by misleading language, and by efforts to pass laws that further obfuscate and mislead.

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Fighting Forward: Behind the Bill to Expand Reproductive Health Access in Illinois

After years of being on the defensive, a coalition of pro-choice groups in Illinois worked together to draft a comprehensive pro-active, pro-choice piece of legislation in their state.

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Illinois Bill Would Ensure Reproductive Health Access

Opponents of the Illinois state Reproductive Health and Access Act are stoking fears on abortion. But the vast majority of Illinois residents support this comprehensive, reproductive justice-oriented bill.

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Gov. Rod Blagojevich Arrested on Charges of Planning to Sell Obama’s Senate Seat

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a staunch pro-choice ally, was indicted and arrested this morning in Chicago on charges that he was planning to sell President-Elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat.

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Why Won’t Illinois Turn Down Abstinence-Only Money?

Why hasn’t Illinois turned down Title V abstinence-only money? Maybe because Illinois not only receives one of the largest chunks of abstinence-only funds, but it hosts two of the largest providers of the curricula.

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Roundup: Condoms Trump Abstinence in Obama Global AIDS Policy

Obama will reverse reckless, ideological health policy at home and abroad; An Indian Supreme Court decision allows husbands to divorce if wife obtains abortion without his consent; Illinois keeps abortion off license plates; Christian right faces crossroads; and more.

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