November 7, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Montana voters on Tuesday approved a referendum that would require parental notification prior to an abortion for a minor. The measure, which was passed by 66 percent of Montana voters, would require abortion facilities and doctors to inform parents and legal guardians of minors under 16 48 hours ...[read more]
January 23, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 23, 2006, the UK High Court rejected a review of guidelines that did not require parental consent for minors to receive contraception or abortion advice. A mother of five had brought the lawsuit, hoping to change the law to prevent girls under 16 years of age from getting confidential ...[read more]
June 17, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Illinois Appellate Court on Friday ordered a circuit court to determine whether a law requiring a girl's guardians to be notified before she has an abortion should be enforced. The Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995, which has never been enforced, mandates that doctors notify the ...[read more]
May 26, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 7-2 to dismiss Camreta v. Greene for mootness. The initial issue surrounded the circumstances for a warrant allowing officials to interview a minor, without parental notification, about abuse allegations. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled ...[read more]
December 14, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
An Alaskan Superior Court judge on Monday refused to block a law requiring parental notification for women under the age of 18 to have an abortion, allowing the law to take effect Tuesday. The law was approved by voters in August but was challenged by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. ...[read more]
March 30, 2010
by Ann Riley
An Illinois Cook County Circuit Court judge ruled Monday that the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 is constitutional. While lifting the temporary restraining order on the law's enforcement, Judge Daniel Riley approved a 60-day grace period, preventing state officials from enforcing the la... ...[read more]
November 5, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
An Illinois Cook County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order on the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 only hours after the Illinois Medical Disciplinary Board had ruled to begin enforcing the law. The order was sought by the the American Civil Liberties ...[read more]
August 6, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (DFPR) on Wednesday granted doctors a 90-day grace period for enforcement of the state's parental notification requirement for minors obtaining abortions. The grace period came at the recommendation of the state Medical Disciplinary... ...[read more]
July 15, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday dissolved an injunction that had previously barred the enforcement of a controversial abortion notification law in Illinois. Having been the subject of numerous court challenges, the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 was most ...[read more]
July 14, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Zbaraz, et al. v. Madigan, et al., US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, July 14, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on abortion law... ...[read more]

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