Two Wins!! Judge Riley Dismisses the ACLU’s Case Against Parental Notice in Illinois AND “Illinois FOCA” Law Defeated Again

TMS attorneys applaud judge’s decision to protect Illinois girls from secret abortions and sexual abuse. Yesterday, Judge Daniel Riley dismissed the ACLU’s latest attempt to fight the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995. The law, passed with broad bi-partisan support over a decade ago, has been tied up in the courts and therefore impossible to enforce for its entire history. Last year, it looked like the law would finally be enforced, but the ACLU brought a challenge and convinced Judge Riley to issue a temporary restraining order on the law. With TMS attorneys present as “friends of the court,” Judge Riley dismissed the ACLU’s case yesterday, though he did extend the restraining order 60 days to give them time to file an appeal…