Help save parental notification in Illinois!

As I recently reported the Parental Notification of Abortion Act in Illinois has suffered a recent setback. Today, I have something you can do to help get this law enforced! Over the objections of the State Supreme Court and Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Federal Judge David Coar has refused to lift his injunction on the law, claiming the Supreme Court’s guidelines for judicial bypass aren’t clear enough, and setting the stage for another decade of legal wrangling on this important law. But there’s still hope. The State’s Attorneys of Illinois all have the authority to join this case and call for a Motion to Reconsider. This would give Judge Coar the opportunity to reconsider his decision and, even if he decides to maintain the injunction, it would give the plaintiffs in the case solid ground from which to appeal the decision. But we must act quickly, Judge Coar’s decision must be appealed by Thursday! So here’s what you can do: Call the state’s attorney for your county today and ask him to intervene on the parental notification lawsuit. Here are the numbers for the larger northern counties:

  • Cook County: Richard Devine, 312-603-5526
  • Dekalb County: Ron Matekaitis, 815-895-7164
  • DuPage County: Joe Birkett, 630-407-8000
  • Kane County: John Barsanti, 630-232-3500
  • Kendall County: Eric Weis, 630-553-4157
  • Lake County: Michael Waller, 847-377-3000
  • McHenry County: Louis A. Bianchi, 815-334-4159
  • Will County: James Glasgow, 815-727-8453
  • Winnebago County: Philip Nicolosi, 815-319-4700

Remember, Judge Coar’s decision must be appealed by Thursday. Please call your state’s attorney right now to keep the Parental Notification of Abortion law from being a dead letter. Attorneys from the Thomas More Society Pro-Life Law Center are eager to work with state’s attorneys to save the Parental Notification of Abortion Act and finally protect our kids.

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