A federal judge Monday declared unconstitutional a state law that would have required parental notice before a minor could get an abortion.
My favorite part:
U.S. District Judge Joseph DiClerico said the measure does not adequately address cases in which a girl might need an immediate abortion to protect her health.
The law required that the abortion provider notify at least one parent 48 hours in advance of performing the abortion. The parent doesn't have to give consent, only be notified. Can someone explain to me under what circumstances a girl might need an 'immediate' abortion?
At what point did the government get the right to raise children for us? Don't other physicians have to have parental approval before performing medical procedures? Don't they have to at least notify the parent before they perform an emergency appendectomy? If they have to notify you before they perform other medical operations, why wouldn't they have to do the same before an abortion?