Bloomberg spoke with ACLU of Illinois Reproductive Rights Project Director Lorie Chaiten about the recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Parental Notice of Abortion Act, bringing the court case of Hope Clinic v. Adams to a close.

Lorie Chaiten, Reproductive Rights Project director for the ACLU in Illinois, said the court’s decision relied upon “outdated ideological and unsupported assumptions about the purported harms of abortion.”
“Most young women seek out the guidance of a parent or trusted adult when making the decision to terminate a pregnancy,” Chaiten said today in a press statement. “Those who don’t choose not to for good reason,” including the risk of physical and emotional abuse, being kicked out of their home or being forced to carry the child to term against their will.

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