Florida Governor Jeb Bush has reversed course in which, according to a story in the Miami Herald, undeterred by their failure in the Terri Schiavo case, the state government in Florida “provoked similar passions over the roles of government and courts in questions involving privacy and preservation of life,” by preventing a “13-year-old Palm Beach County foster child” from obtaining an abortion, despite a ruling from Palm Beach Circuit Judge Ronald Alvarez. Department of Children & Families West Palm Beach spokeswoman, Marilyn Munoz, cited state law which prohibits the department from consenting to an abortion. The department had already opposed the young woman’s request to obtain an abortion, and was appealing.
Today, according to a story in the New York Times:
“Look, if the judge has ruled, it’s time to move on,” Governor Bush said. “It’s a tragedy that a 13-year-old child would be in a vulnerable position where she could be made pregnant, and it’s a tragedy her baby will be lost. There’s no good news in this at all.”