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Illinois Court Rejects Bid to End Abortions

March 25, 1994|Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state's highest court rejected an attempt Thursday to end abortions at Cook County Hospital, which serves many of Chicago's poorest residents.

The court criticized the four hospital board members who sued to block resumption of elective abortions, saying they had "abdicated their legislative obligations" by asking the courts to settle the matter.

Board President Richard Phelan issued an order in 1992 lifting a 12-year ban on elective abortions at the public hospital.

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