January 23, 2008
Take the power back from the courts
The State Senate will take up SJR 127 on the third and final reading tomorrow morning (Thursday, January 24). This proposed constitutional amendment would reverse a state Supreme Court ruling and make the state constitution abortion-neutral. If it were to pass the House, pass both chambers next session by a 2/3's majority, and be approved by voters in 2010, the amendment would allow common-sense protections for women such as parental consent for minors that was struck down by the state Supreme Court in 2000. Ultimately, it would allow our elected representatives to make these decisions rather than the unelected state Supreme Court.