(Springfield, IL) -- State law now requires teenagers to tell their parents before having an abortion. The Illinois Supreme Court upheld the Parental Notice of Abortion Act, finally bringing a close to the issue after 18 years of debate. The law requires doctors to verify that parents are aware the procedure before it’s performed. Supporters say it will help keep teens from neighboring states from seeking abortions in Illinois since they, too, have similar laws on the books. Opponents say it’s a right to privacy issue. Regardless, the new law takes effect in 35 days.