Federal court judge halts enforcement of Illinois abortion notification law – Chicago Tribune

For now, Illinois can’t enforce a change in state law requiring hospital and medical clinic professionals to tell pregnant women about all their available options, including abortion.

That’s because a federal judge out of Rockford ruled that until a lawsuit over the law is settled, it shouldn’t be enforced statewide.

 The move comes after several Christian clinics filed lawsuits against state officials, maintaining that their free speech and religious freedoms were being violated by an amendment to the state’s right-of-conscience law that took effect in January. Doctors and other medical staff at the Christian clinics argue that they would have to give advice they find morally wrong.  Click here for full article: Federal court judge halts enforcement of Illinois abortion notification law
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