"The Troubled Living Don't Matter as Much as the Yet-to-be-Born"
Continuing on with the lack of ethical behavior of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) as a reflection of a confusion of what are the priorities regarding the humanitarian issues in life, the born vs the unborn.
Howard Goodman writes in his column in the South Florida Sun-Sentinal a commentary which I wish I had the skill to write. Read it. Here is an excerpt:
"L.G. is the young teen under DCF care who, 14 weeks pregnant, has been halted from getting an abortion.
DCF is claiming to be motivated by a concern for the young lady's health and psyche.
Which is very touching, seeing as the girl has run away from state-supervised homes at least five times. She went missing for a month when she got pregnant.
DCF was so deeply concerned that no one notified Palm Beach County Juvenile Court that she was gone, something that's understandably angered Circuit Judge Ronald Alvarez. DCF does say it told the local Sheriff's Office.
But as is so often the case with anti-abortion forces, the troubled living don't matter as much as the yet-to-be-born.
So DCF -- reflecting the 'culture of life' leanings of Florida's governor and legislative leaders so recently showcased in the Terri Schiavo case -- roused itself from its torpor regarding L.G. with an urgent, proprietary interest in the welfare of her womb."
The entire column speaks for itself. Now we must wait and see what the 4th District Court of Appeals has to say on the issue. ..Maurice.