abortion http://wuis.org en Why Are Republicans Avoiding Social Issues? http://wuis.org/post/why-are-republicans-avoiding-social-issues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois' economy has been topic A among the men seeking the Republican nomination for governor. Getting far less attention are social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. For a party whose rough primaries have often been compared to “circular firing squads,” the lack of focus on the topic is unusual. Brian Mackey looks at what’s behind the social silence.</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 20501 at http://wuis.org Why Are Republicans Avoiding Social Issues? Abortion Notice Law Finally Going Into Effect http://wuis.org/post/abortion-notice-law-finally-going-effect <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a law that requires young women to notify their parents before getting an abortion. The decision ends a legal fight that goes all the way back to the </span>1990s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:46:33 +0000 Brian Mackey 5581 at http://wuis.org Abortion Notice Law Finally Going Into Effect