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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: March 25, 2008

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

900,000 signatures turned in

Need 200,000 in next 3 weeks
As of Monday, March 24, the number of signatures for Sarah's Law has topped 900,000 - out of 1.1 million needed to qualify for the November ballot.
 
Sarah's Law will require that a doctor will notify the parents of an under-18-year-old girl before performing an abortion on her. In the case of abusive parents, the doctor can notify any adult family member.
 
Please gather signatures the next two weekends - March 29/30 and April 5/6.
 
If your church or group has not yet gathered signatures for Sarah's Law, please call toll-free (866) 828-8355 and we will ship you petitions right away.

Blue envelopes available.
If your church or group has already gathered signatures for Sarah's Law, but would like to help in one, small, easy way, call toll-free (866) 828-8355 and we will send you 6" x 9" Blue envelopes to hand out to your churchgoers or friends - at no charge.
 
Each blue envelope contains two petitions, instructions, a flyer, and a return envelope.
 
This is an excellent tool for parishioners to get signatures and spread the Gospel of Life to friends, neighbors, family members, and co-workers.
 
Diana Lopez calls in.
In conjunction with a marathon afternoon of signature gathering at the San Diego radio station KOGO on March 13, Diana Lopez, the mother of a 13-year-old who got an abortion without her knowledge, called in.
 
Lopez, who story has been told by Sarah's Law proponents on the website and in flyers, told her story again to radio host Roger Hedgecock for a full five minutes.
 
According to witnesses in the parking lot near the radio station, there had been a carnival atmosphere as radio listeners drove up to sign petitions and hot dogs and hamburgers were served.
 
During the whole five minutes, the witness said, "you could hear a pin drop."
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LATEST NEWS

Oct 31st

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
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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