Newsletter: August 5, 2008
Proposition 4-Sarah's Law ahead
The most prestigious poll in California, the Field Poll, reported
that Prop 4 is ahead 48% Yes to 39% No.
See the news story in the Contra Costa Times.
Yes on 4 flyers available in Spanish, Chinese,
Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog
Prop 4 foes ask courts to change Sarah's Law
ballot pamphlet arguments
Planned Parenthood and its allies have asked the state courts to
the Yes on 4 arguments in the ballot pamphlets that will be mailed to Calif. voters
the November election.
The No forces claim that since Sarah may have had a common-law husband in Texas,
her story does not apply to California.
Headlines in the L.A. Times and San Diego Union-Tribune stories were particularly
misleading, since none of the Yes on 4 spokespeople said what the headlines claim.
Please write letters to
the editor to expose this biased coverage!
Yes on 4 press release
Proposition 4 Will Save Girls Like Sarah in California
August 2, 2008
Proponents of Sarah's Law stand by Sarah's story as a tragedy that can, and should,
be prevented in the State of California through passage of Proposition 4. Sarah
was a 15 year old girl who needed a responsible adult that cared about her to get
her life saving medical attention.
In a challenge to ballot language, Planned Parenthood argues that Proposition 4
would not apply to Sarah because in Texas she lived with the father of her child,
establishing a common law marriage. Such a fact is not relevant to the debate
in California, a state that does not recognize common law marriage.
The goal of Proposition 4 is to make sure that the tragedy of Sarah, and those of
all of the horror stories presented in the ballot argument, are not repeated in California. "None of our arguments have been false or misleading. It's up to the
voters to decide whether the fact that Sarah's story happened out of state is relevant
or not." said Sarah's Law spokesperson Katie Short.
The challenge to the ballot arguments is part of Planned Parenthood's effort to
control the debate and prevent voters from hearing what happens when the law does
not protect young girls pressured into secret abortions. In its challenge, Planned
Parenthood is also trying to prevent voters from knowing that no minor has ever
been harmed by a parental
Friends of Sarah is preparing a 2008 ballot initiative.
Sign up for Prop 4
invitations and updates