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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: February 6, 2008

Thank you for supporting Sarah's Law.
Here is your Weekly Update.
Signatures top 400,000:
 
Another 35,000 signatures turned in Tuesday, Feb. 5 to make the total to date. 415,219.
We are almost 1/2 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 www.friendsofsarah.com and order your two petitions (ten signatures). Every signature is important, no matter how small the effort.
 

Sarah's Law Dominates Blogs
The top six entries you hit when you search "Sarah's Law" under Google Blogs are by independent bloggers.

One of the top ones: Bending the Twigs - http://bendingthetwigs.blogspot.com/
tells Sarah's story in much more graphic detail than even the Sarah's Law proponents knew about.
 
From the Trenches
This story just in from crisis pregnancy center in San Diego.

A young hispanic girl that we helped - was abortion intent- came into our office today asking for some information on "that parent's abortion thing". She only spoke Spanish so I had to glean from the translation what she was asking for. Apparently Planned Parenthood was presenting at a school, I think, in City Heights- informing public about NOT signing Sarah's law. Our patient wanted some flyers or information about it so that she could attend the event and refute their claims.

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.
   
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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.
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm
 
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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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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