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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: April 30, 2008

Thank you for supporting Sarah's Law.
Here is your Weekly Update.

1.2 million signatures -- now what?

Here's how you can help in next 6 months to get Sarah's Law passed:

1.) Distribute bumper stickers, yard signs, T-shirts, campaign buttons, church bulletin flyers.
We need to make Sarah's Law a household word in Calif. before the Fall campaign begins.

Please email us <info@FriendsofSarah.com> your name, address, email and how many materials you could distribute.

And by early July we will have bulletin inserts to go to as many churches as possible in July.

2.) Help us build up our email list. Send us lists of email addresses of your friends, relatives, co-workers, or friends from church or other groups.
Our Friends of Sarah email list is about 700. We would like to build to 7000, so we can build a strong grassroots effort in California.

We would send only messages with substance, and no more frequently than once a week.

3.) Help us set up speaking events at your local PTA or service clubs (Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.).
This is a movement to bring families together and stop child predators-- even those with no religious motives should be interested.

4.) Make your own TV ad. With YouTube technology, anyone can make a 30- or 60-second ad-- use the story of a young girl you know, make a spoof of arguments from the other side, use animation, use materials already on the FriendsofSarah.com and dramatize them.

Friends of Sarah is offering $1000 for the best YouTube video to promote Sarah's Law submitted by June 15, 2008. $500 for 2nd and 3rd place, and $250 for four honorable mentions.

Email us the url of your YouTube submission, your name, address, and background information on the YouTube entry.
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info@FriendsofSarah.com>

5.) Social networking. If you have a MySpace, Facebook, or similar accounts, use these to drive visitors to the Friends of Sarah website.

We welcome any suggestions about making our website welcome for spreading the word.

Friends of Sarah is preparing a 2008 ballot initiative.

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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 ...

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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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