Schiavo II Update

Gender, Politics

Last week I discussed a 13 year old Florida girl who was being prevented by the state (her legal guardian) from having an abortion. Today a court ruled that the state could not prevent her from having an abortion because Florida state law explicitly states that minors are not required to seek parental consent. I’m glad the state won’t force the girl to have a baby she doesn’t want. I’m also glad she isn’t being turned into a political football, as I had feared.

Florida Governor Jeb Bush said the state would not fight the judge’s decision, but expressed sadness about the situation.

I guess that whole Schiavo thing didn’t do so well in the polls.

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