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Yes on 4 to respond Friday
Media contact: Erica Little 619-737-7900
Sacramento - The Yes on 4 - Sarah's Law campaign
will respond to Planned Parenthood's lawsuit challenging Proposition 4's ballot language
in a hearing on Friday, August 8, at 10:00 AM in Dept. 31 of Sacramento Superior
In their suit, Planned Parenthood validates the Yes on
4 personal stories included in the ballot argument, including three that happened
at their own clinics. "The lawsuit is an opportunity for the Yes on 4 campaign to
show the weakness of Planned Parenthood's case against Prop 4. Planned Parenthood
actually makes our argument for us. The only complaint they have is that these tragic
events, including protection of child predators, took place in
other states, not
that they didn't happen," says spokeswoman Katie Short.
Regardless of the location, a 15-year-old girl is ill-equipped
to make serious medical decisions by herself, a fact that Californians have recognized
for almost every other medical decision, including something as simple as taking
Tylenol at school.
While the lawsuit also challenges the Yes on 4 statement
that not a single girl has been harmed by a notification law, Planned Parenthood
failed to identify even one case of a girl
being harmed in any of the thirty states
that have notification laws. The Yes on 4 campaign refers to real life stories to
show why this law is necessary. Planned Parenthood's effort to cover up these stories
Unlike past parental notification initiatives, Proposition
4 addresses concerns about minors from abusive homes by allowing notification of
another adult family member.
A recent Field Poll shows that 48 percent of voters support
Proposition 4, with 39% opposing and 13% undecided. Proposition 4 also maintains
greater name ID than any other initiative on the ballot.
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