Saturday, July 17, 2004

Planned Emergencies?

Idaho's law requiring parental consent for a minor's abortion has been turned down by a federal court, on the grounds that the provision for emergency abortions only allows them to be performed without consent in "sudden and unexpected" situations. Funny, I thought "sudden and unexpected" was pretty much the definition of an "emergency". What sort of "emergencies" are not sudden and/or unexpected?