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The problem

In California, a girl under age 18 can’t get a tan at a tanning salon, a cavity filled, or an aspirin dispensed by the school nurse without a parent knowing. But a doctor can perform a surgical or chemical abortion on a young girl without informing a parent.

The answer

Proposition 4 will require a doctor to notify at least one adult family member before performing an abortion on an under-18-year-old girl.

Facts

Medical professionals know that a young person is safer when a parent or family member is informed of her medical situation. Someone who knows the girl and cares about her future can help her understand all her options, obtain competent care, and work through the problems that led her into the situation to begin with.

On a daily basis, older men exploit young girls and use secret abortions to cover up their crimes. More than thirty states currently have parental/family involvement laws like Proposition 4 in effect. States which have laws like Proposition 4 have experienced real reductions in pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among young girls.

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Secret Tapes

Click here to listen to the responses of over 90 California abortion centers to phone caller seeking underage abortion.

 

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WB33 News: clinics concealing statutory rape

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Newsletter: August 11th, 2008

Thank you for supporting Sarah's Law.
Big Prop 4 Victory
Five stories of young victims will appear in Official Voter Pamphlet
For Immediate Release: Monday, August 11, 2008
Contact Erica Little (619) 737-7900

Judge Michael Kenny of the Sacramento Superior Court ruled Friday on a lawsuit brought by Prop 4 opponents against arguments in favor of Proposition 4 to be printed in the Official Voter Information Guide / Voter Pamphlet for the November 4, Presidential election.

The Voter Pamphlet with the arguments and rebuttals is to be sent to over 16 million California voters in more than 12 million households starting on September 24.

Judge Kenny denied every challenge brought by the No on 4 forces to remove the "Sarah's Law" label and story and to remove other stories about the harm suffered by young girls.

The stories include

- A 14-year-old girl on whom Planned Parenthood performed a secret abortion and then, at the request of the adult male predator who brought her in, gave her a shot of Depo-Provera so he could continue having sex with her

- A 13-year-old girl brought to Planned Parenthood for an abortion by the 23-year-old man who raped her. Planned Parenthood did not report the sexual abuse and after the abortion, the 23-year-old impregnated her again, and she underwent another abortion.

- A 12-year-old girl who was given alcohol by an adult male who raped her when she passed out. The rapist's mother took the girl to an abortion clinic and afterwards dumped her 30 miles from home.

- A 14-year-old girl who was lured from home by a 41-year-old predator with promises of drugs and a job and became the older man's sex slave for a year. When she became pregnant, the predator arranged for a Planned Parenthood secret abortion, and the clinic did not report the victimization.

See the full text of the 500 word Argument in Favor of Proposition 4 at:
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/bp_11042008_pres_general/prop_4_arg_in_favor.pdf
and the 250 word Rebuttal of the Argument Against Proposition 4 at:
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/bp_11042008_pres_general/prop_4_rebuttal_to_arg_against.pdf
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Bil Handel  –  KFI AM 640 news/talk radio in Los Angeles
"Even though I’m a big pro-choice guy, this one is so reasonably done, and it really does say, ‘Hey, parents have a right to be notified, and, if there’s any fear of parents somehow punishing you, then we have ways of dealing with that, and here they are.’”
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EGP News Vote Yes on Prop 4
We don’t believe that a majority of parents wouldn’t be supportive of their daughter’s welfare if she is pregnant...


L.A. Daily News Proposition 4 is just good, common sense
Having an abortion is an incredibly important and difficult decision, one most teenage girls are not capable of making. Parents should not be excluded from the process. Below are four reasons to vote "Yes" on Proposition 4. ..


San Diego Union Tribune   Common sense, common ground...It should pass
Proposition 4 provides a better option: If a patient alleges a clear pattern of parental abuse, a physician may notify not her parents but any of several adult family members that she wants an abortion and alleges parental abuse...


Orange County Register Proposition 4 - Yes
Prop. 4 is not really an abortion measure. It is about parental rights...

Past Events
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Fundraiser for Proposition 4 - Sarah's Law
Saturday, June 28
West Hollywood
Explanation of campaign strategy, remarks by Mr. Stein, live auction, preview of child predator YouTube video.

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