WEST PALM BEACH — An appeals court Wednesday upheld a ruling that struck down Florida’s abortion consent law.
The never-used “Women’s Right to Know Act” would have provided specific information about risks that doctors had to pass along to patients, and would ordered them to give the patients a state-produced flier on abortion alternatives.
A three judge panel at the 4th District Court of Appeal determined the law was unconstitutional because “it imposes significant obstacles and burdens upon the pregnant woman which improperly intrude upon the exercise of her choice between abortion and childbirth,” according to the opinion, written by Judge W. Matthew Stevenson.
Attorney Barry Silver, who represented one of the groups challenging the law, said it would have required doctors to provide biased, religious and inaccurate information to patients who were seeking an abortion.
“It would have eviscerated a woman’s right to choose in the State of Florida,” Silver said. [Source]
So what exactly was being done to eviscerate a woman’s right?
The law requires abortionists in the state to inform women about the age and development of their unborn child and provide them with a state-published pamphlet suggesting abortion alternatives. [Source]
Oh my! Forcing mothers to know the age of the child which is about to be killed is just so tacky on the part of the government. We are all just suppose to play along in the deception that there is something other than a child in the womb. When it comes to knowledge about pregnancy – Mums the word. Especially since they don’t want Mom to be the word. And then the evil government was also forcing women to know about alternatives to abortion and that they could be entitled to government benefits if they have their child. Knowledge is a dangerous thing and keeping women ignorant is a major part of the pro-abortion movement. Abortion-Breast-Cancer link – hey shut up about that. Psychological trauma including a lifetime of regret – hey shut up about that. The fact that people and organizations will help women in these circumstances -hey shut up about that.
Coming up in November is a ballot initiative here in Florida which would put into law parental notification laws on abortion. There was a lawsuit to try to prevent this from appearing on the ballot and I guess the Florida Supreme Court was having an off day because even they couldn’t come up with an excuse to keep this off the ballot. I just wonder if this passes how long it will take a court to strike it down?