Well after the extremely disappointing reelection of Judge Greer (He’s a mean one Mr. Greer) at least there is some good new on the Florida pro-life front. First off Mel Martinez became the republican nominee for the senate and I think his chances our good for election of Nov 2nd. I counted up the vote talleys and it looks like about a 100,000 more Republicans voted at the primary then Democrats. During the primaries they had a smaller turn out by Democrats then four years earlier when Al Gore had the lock as the Democratic presidential nominee. I keep hearing reporters say that Democrats will be fired up this time because of the 2000 elections but I am not seeing any signs of it. Jeb Bush won by 12 points previously despite national support of his challenger by the DNC.
And speaking of the 2000 election and the infamous Florida Supreme Court here is a surprise ruling for them.
TALLAHASSEE – A proposed constitutional amendment that would open the door to a law requiring that parents be told when their minor daughters seek abortions can go on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
But Florida’s high court rejected the ballot summary and said the text of the amendment itself must be put before voters.
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union went to court in an effort to get the proposal stricken from the ballot. They argued that the ballot summary was inaccurate and deceptive because it said the privacy rights of teens would be protected when, in fact, those rights would be restricted if the amendment passes.
A trial judge last month refused to remove the measure from the ballot. The appeal went to the state Supreme Court.
The order issued Thursday was unanimous and the court said an opinion would be issued later.
If approved by voters, the proposed change to the Florida Constitution would carve out an exception to the document’s privacy provision and let lawmakers write a law requiring parental notice before minors can obtain abortions. [Story]
They must be off their game if they couldn’t invent some fictitious reason to keep this ballot measure off. The law and the Florida Constitution have never prevented them from making up laws on the fly before.