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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: October 20th, 2008

Thank you for supporting Sarah's Law.
What you can do in the last week before the election
(and how to use up your last flyers)
    "I go every day to one school: middle school, high school, and elementary schools and pass your (Prop 4) flyers to the parents when they pick up their kids (probably could be done in the morning as well).
"Parents are very grateful, It is legal although you might have a teacher telling you that you should go across the street. You can be legally on the sidewalk adjacent to the school.
"Most of the time I stand on the driveway exit on the driver's side, parent's side, or if that is not safe for you on the side where the student sits and I ask to please hand the flyer to the parent. It goes fast and easy." - Mecki Grothues in La Habra, Oct. 23
 
Great moments in the Prop 4 debate

Catherine Short, one of the authors of Proposition 4, spars for three days in an LA Times online debate (Dust Up) with the Los Angeles Planned Parenthood spokeswoman. Read here
 
Bill Handel tells listeners during his 8 a.m. on KFI AM news/talk radio show in Los Angeles
(most listened-to talk show station in the country), "Am I going to vote for Prop 4? Yeah, probably. Even though I'm a big pro-choice guy." Hear the Podcast

Yes on Prop 4 - in Russian
New translation of Why We Need Proposition 4 flyer for the 100,000+ Russian community in the Sacramento area. Flyers going to those activist Slavic churches and available on the home page of Yeson4.net.
Also available on the homepage - same flyer in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

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LATEST NEWS

Oct 31st

Latinos, blacks could sway measures on gays, abortion
Los Angeles Daily News - Los Angeles, CA, USA
But California is expected to break voter registration records in an election that could either lead to the country's first African-American president or ...

Athletic supporters of propositions
San Diego Union Tribune - United States
San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers donated $10000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 4, the parental notification for abortion 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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