Thursday, December 01, 2005
The Supreme Court heard the first abortion case in 5 years on Wednesday. The topic of this particular case is to whether or not it should be a requirement for doctors to notify a teenager's parent before preforming an abortion. This topic is a repetitive one, as it has been the main topic for many abortion cases in the past. The issue of a patients right to privacy, regardless of the patients age. After reading this article I am very interested to read the outcome of the case. Will the Supreme Court site police power as they enjoy doing it so much? How will they justify the use of police power in an abortion case? The article also mentions "health exception." Could this be turned into a public health case and therefore the court will rule in favor of protecting public health? Based on the other cases from the class, this one sounds like it is shaping up to be a wrong opinion by the court based on a stretch of what is in the Constitution.