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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.

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Secret Tapes

Click here to listen to the responses of over 90 California abortion centers to phone caller seeking underage abortion.

 

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Newsletter: March 7, 2008

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

Sarah's Law nears 700,000

Only few weekends left for signature gathering
As of Friday March 6, the signatures in and counted for Sarah's Law reached 698,775.
Sarah's Law will require that a doctor notify at least one family member before performing an abortion on an under-18-year-old girl.
Sarah's Law backers must collect 1.1 million signatures to get on the November California ballot.
According to Sarah's Law backers, the turn-in rate will accelerate in these last few weeks.
So anyone with completed petitions is urged send in as soon as possible.
(For some churches Palm Sunday (March 16) and Easter Sunday (March 23) will be off limits for petition circulating.)
If you know of a church which has not collected signatures, urge them to do so and turn in quickly.
Call (866) 828-8355 or email
Petitions@FriendsofSarah.com for supplies or re-supplies.

BREAKING NEWS TODAY - L.A. Times:

Enemies of Sarah's Law charged with major fraud
A former Planned Parenthood official files a lawsuit that alleges affiliates in California may have over-billed government agencies as much as $180 million for birth-control pills.
By Charles Ornstein
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
March 7 2008, 10:28 AM PST
Planned Parenthood affiliates in California may have overcharged the state and federal governments more than $180 million for birth-control pills, despite internal and external warnings that its billing practices were improper, according to a federal lawsuit filed by one of the agency's former finance officials in Los Angeles.
The complete article can be viewed at:
www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-billing8mar08,1,5844256.story

Flyers in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese

Latinos and Asian Americans voted in favor of parental notification in 2006 in California.
If you know a church or social group that would be interested in Sarah's Law flyers in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese, click on these links.
You may email or print out and copy any of these and help spread the word to these groups.
www.friendsofsarah.com/espanol.aspx
www.friendsofsarah.com/pdf/vietnamese.pdf
www.friendsofsarah.com/pdf/chineseflyer.pdf

Who is Sarah? A reminder:

"Sarah" was a 15 year old girl who became pregnant.
Without her parent's consent or notice, Sarah visited a clinic and the abortionist performed an abortion on Sarah, unknowingly tearing the right side of her cervix.
Unaware of this complication, Sarah suffered blood poisoning, fever, chills, abdominal pain and nausea for four days before finally being admitted to the hospital.
When hospital personnel discovered the tear and post-abortion infection, they placed Sarah in the Intensive Care Unit, but the infection was too far advanced and Sarah died.
Hospital physicians reported that had Sarah received prompt medical care, she would still be alive today.
Sarah's parents did not know that she was pregnant. Sarah's parents didn't know that Sarah had an abortion. Her parents could have saved her, if they had known.
(This synopsis was taken from the Americans United for Life (AUL) "Defending Life 2007" publication. Sarah is not her real name. She is a minor so the courts assigned the name Sarah to protect her identity. )
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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