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Thursday, May 26, 2005
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to reenter the politically charged debate over abortion rights, agreeing to review a New Hampshire case that could determine whether Florida's recently approved abortion restrictions will withstand a constitutional challenge.
At issue is a New Hampshire law requiring that parents be notified when their underage daughters seek an abortion. A federal appeals court struck down the law last year as unconstitutional because it failed to provide an exception for the health of the mother.
Currently 44 states (including Florida) have either parental notification or parental consent laws which were voted in by either legislative powers or by the will of the people. Currently the judicial branch seems determined to supplant the will of the people with an aristocracy of "robed masters."
Not too surprisingly our "fellow friends of freedom," the ACLU are all over this case,
Abortion providers in Florida said Monday they are working with the ACLU to determine whether to file a lawsuit challenging the parental consent law and the Legislature's recent adoption of tighter regulations of abortion clinics.
The new laws could make it more difficult for young women to get access to abortions, said Larry Spalding, attorney and legislative counsel for the ACLU of Florida.
Although it might seem strange that a parent should be denied the right to know that a medical procedure is being conducted on their child, the ACLU (and the other liberal elites) see nothing wrong with that picture. If parental rights are eroded under abortion (as in they have no say whatsoever) then what rights do parents actually have? Are not parents responsible for their child's health as well as for their development?
Update: It seems according to Blogs for Bush that abortions are actually decreasing across the country. Could this be the reason why the pro-abortionists want this bill taken away?
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