National Center for Youth Law


Hope Clinic for Women Ltd. v. Adams

A licensed private medical clinic and physician who provided abortions brought action against Illinois state officials, and the State Medical Disciplinary Board challenging the constitutionality of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act under the Illinois Constitution. The Circuit Court of Cook County, on March 29, 2010, granted defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings and dismissed plaintiffs’ complaint with prejudice. The Appellate Court of Illinois reversed, and the Supreme Court of Illinois allowed appeal.