When Florida voters approved an amendment to their state constitution in 2004 requiring a minor girl to notify her parents prior to undergoing a surgical abortion, they probably didn't know that the fine print which included a “judicial bypass” would practically negate the very purpose of the law.
Indeed, since July of last year when the new law went into effect, 94% of those minors asking for a judge's permission to keep their parents out of the loop while they go ahead and destroy their preborn children (514 out of 548) have received the go ahead.
Can you remember the days when judges enforced the law instead of evading it. Can you recall those old-fashioned ideas that Americans cherished and fought for like the sanctity of life, the sanctity of the home and the democratic process? Lord, have mercy.
Here's the story from the St. Petersburg Times.