I am outraged that Deukmejian let a clerical "error" become law. The clear sentiment of the Legislature was to remove the anti-abortion clause from the budget.
The governmental system of checks and balances was set up for clear reasons. If, by error or sabotage, one important check is eliminated, the governor, who has sworn to uphold the rules of the government, should clearly see it as his duty to uphold the basic system of state government set up by its Constitution. It was his duty to uphold the constitutional checks and balances by vetoing this clause, which was included accidentally in the budget. I am shaken by his disregard of the spirit of the Constitution for personal political gain.