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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.

Other Abuse Stories

"A father in California came home unexpectedly early from work one day to find his 15-year-old daughter had tried to commit suicide by drug overdose... (More)

Secret Tapes

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

 

These tapes provide compelling evidence that California needs Sarah's Law. More)

WB33 News: clinics concealing statutory rape

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Newsletter: August 8th, 2008

Thank you for supporting Sarah's Law.
The following press release was sent to major media in California on Wed., Aug. 8.
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Yes on 4 to respond Friday
Media contact: Erica Little 619-737-7900

 
Sacramento -  The Yes on 4 - Sarah's Law campaign will respond to Planned Parenthood's lawsuit challenging Proposition 4's ballot language in a hearing on Friday, August 8, at 10:00 AM in Dept. 31 of Sacramento Superior Court.

In their suit, Planned Parenthood validates the Yes on 4 personal stories included in the ballot argument, including three that happened at their own clinics. "The lawsuit is an opportunity for the Yes on 4 campaign to show the weakness of Planned Parenthood's case against Prop 4. Planned Parenthood actually makes our argument for us. The only complaint they have is that these tragic events, including protection of child predators, took place in other states, not that they didn't happen," says spokeswoman Katie Short.

Regardless of the location, a 15-year-old girl is ill-equipped to make serious medical decisions by herself, a fact that Californians have recognized for almost every other medical decision, including something as simple as taking Tylenol at school.

While the lawsuit also challenges the Yes on 4 statement that not a single girl has been harmed by a notification law, Planned Parenthood failed to identify even one case of a girl being harmed in any of the thirty states that have notification laws.
The Yes on 4 campaign refers to real life stories to show why this law is necessary. Planned Parenthood's effort to cover up these stories is reprehensible.

Unlike past parental notification initiatives, Proposition 4 addresses concerns about minors from abusive homes by allowing notification of another adult family member.

A recent Field Poll shows that 48 percent of voters support Proposition 4, with 39% opposing and 13% undecided.  Proposition 4 also maintains greater name ID than any other initiative on the ballot.
Friends of Sarah is preparing a 2008 ballot initiative.

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News Endorsements

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
An Afternoon with Ben Stein
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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