Court decision ends Illinois ‘haven’ for underage abortions | CNA

Catholic News Agency: However, Casey Mattox, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, backed the law. “The well-being of young women is more important than the bottom line of abortionists,” Mattox said in a July 11 statement. “All this law has sought to do since 1995 is to uphold the duty and desire of parents to protect their own children rather than allow them to be taken advantage of by others.” “The ACLU kept this law from protecting women for more than 17 years, but that is now over,” Mattox added.