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Arguments set in Illinois abortion case

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

Chicago – Oral arguments are set for Monday in a case of a long-debated Illinois law requiring a teenage girl's parents be notified before she has an abortion.

In November the state's Medical Disciplinary Board voted to allow enforcement of
the law, but hours later a judge put it back on hold.

The Illinois law was passed in 1995, but never enforced because of various court actions.

It requires doctors to notify the parents or guardians of girls 17 or younger two days before performing abortions.

No notice is required in an emergency or in cases of sexual abuse, and a provision allows girls to bypass parental notification by going to a judge.