Parental notification law

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A new law inspired by an Illinois student's suicide will allow universities to share information about a student's mental health with his or her parents. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the measure into law on Wednesday. Currently college officials can't talk to a student's parents about his or her mental health issues. Under the law that will take effect next year, students can give their university the authority to share the information. Democratic Sen. Dave Koehler of Peoria says the bill came about after a student from Bartonville killed himself last year.

Il Supreme Court rules on parental notification law

Jul 12, 2013

The Illinois Supreme Court Thursday upheld a law that requires young women to notify their parents before getting an abortion. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, the decision ends a legal fight that goes all the way back to the 1990s.

For the first time since the law passed nearly two decades ago, women 17 and younger who want to have an abortion will have to get their parents' permission.