Grace period allowed for abortion law

August 6, 2009 5:31:47 AM PDT
Illinois is giving doctors a 90-day grace period, for violations of an abortion law that took effect this week. It requires doctors to notify a girl's parents before she has an abortion.

A state board says doctors need more time to understand the rules.

The law was enacted 14 years ago. Court challenges delayed it from being enforced. It finally took effect Tuesday.