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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.

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 5, 2008

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

1 million mark reached!

Need 100,000 in next 2 weeks
The signature count for Sarah's Law reached 1,004,000 on the evening of Wednesday, April 2. 1.1million signatures are needed to qualify for the California ballot in November.
Sarah's Law petitions are being circulated during the weekends of April 5-6 and 12-13.  All petitions must be received in San Diego (1703 India St., San diego 92101) not later than Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hero Churches

St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Camarillo collected more than 885 signatures on the weekend of March 29 and 30. Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana sent in 1155 signatures on April 2 - this was one of several shipments of signatures from this evangelical church.
Mrs. Myrt Ellis, chairwoman of the Respect Life Committee at Mary Magdalene, attributed the success of the signature-gathering drive to her pastor, Fr. Jim Stehly, who after each Mass, touchingly recounted the story of Sarah's tragic death.
Sarah's Story on Talk Shows
Sarah's story again featured on the Roger Hedgecock talk radio show on Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 2.
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To order petitions call toll-free:  (866) 828-8355
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Blue Envelopes for Last Two Weeks
We have blue envelopes containing petitions, flyers, return envelopes you can pick up at 1703 India Street, downtown San Diego, Mon-Fri, 9-5.
We encourage you to take them and distribute door to door in communities where you can.
Private residences preferable; more likely to have registered voters.
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
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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