It is apparent that I need to retract my previous praise for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan after reading this Chicago Tribune story (via Illinois Review). She is doing more to protect the position of the ACLU than the rights of parents in Illinois, who deserve to have duly approved state laws put in place without foot dragging, specifically one that tells them when their 14-year-old daughters are having abortions.
Again, reporter Michael Higgins of the Trib deserves credit for covering the abortion debate from a center, rather than far left perspectiveâ€”a rarity among journalists. If the Illinois Supreme Court was writing a letter goading a pro-life Attorney General to stop manufacturing roadblocks to enforcing a state law favorable to the pro-choice side, the editorials and columns would be flying. It's the other way around and the silence is defeaning.