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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.


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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Newsletter: January 16th, 2007

Thank you for supporting Sarah's Law.
Here is your Weekly Update.
A Mothers Anguish:
Diana Lopez is an impoverished mother of four. Her 13 year old daughter became pregnant. 
Unbeknown to Diana, the mother of her daughters' boyfriend made an appointment with the abortion clinic,  took Diana's daughter out of school and then drove Diana's daughter to the Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion.
When Diana received news of the abortion, she immediately rushed to the clinic but it was too late, Planned Parenthood adamately denied Diana access to her 13 year old daughter who was already undergoing the abortion..... Diana was devastated.....
Go to and click "Videos" to hear the rest of the Diana Lopez story: "A Mothers Anguish".
Can you imagine how Diana Lopez felt?  How would you feel?...not knowing that your teen daughter was having surgery AND then when you did find out, you were denied access to your daughter (with threat of arrest) until after the surgery.  Would you feel confused,  angry, upset?
A parent or family member has the right to know if the minor child they love and care for is having surgery, no matter what the surgery is.
Our current California Law is flawed.
Sarah's Law will fix the flaw.
Over 250,000 Signatures Collected:
We are 1/4 of the way there.....
Petition signatures are currently being collected in Churches all throughout the State. In addition, the paid signature collectors are working hard towards 50,000 signatures weekly.
We must reach our goal of 1.1 million signatures by March 30, so please, order your petitions today, collect ten signatures from California registered voters and send them back within 48 hours in the month of January.
Do this to protect our children. This is your contribution.   Sarah's Law needs you.  Our children need you!
Order your petitions now, go to and order your two petitions (ten signatures). Every signature is important, no matter how small the effort.
Let your voice be heard:
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   Following is the link to the CA Secretary of State's voter registration website.  Individuals can fill out the electronic form and complete registration by filling out and mailing back a signature form automatically sent by the Sec. of State's office.  There are also instructions for alternate registration methods on the site.
It's our right...It's our responsibility to Vote.
Please register today.
And please forward this important information on to your friends.
Thanks sincerely.
Friends of Sarah, 1703 India St., San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Friends of Sarah is preparing a 2008 ballot initiative.

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Latinos, blacks could sway measures on gays, abortion
Los Angeles Daily News - Los Angeles, CA, USA
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San Diego Union Tribune - United States
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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...

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Saturday, June 28
West Hollywood
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