Stef (firecat) wrote,

No on California Prop 73

California Proposition 73 would require doctors to notify parents when a teen seeks an abortion.

I oppose this. Teens who feel safe talking to their parents about an abortion will do so. It's not going to improve any parent-teen relationships for parents to find out from a doctor that their child is pregnant. It's not going to improve any teenagers' health or safety to avoid doctors and seek abortions elsewhere, to wait until a later stage of pregnancy to choose abortion, or to bear unwanted children.

(The above is a Planned Parenthood affilated project.)

I don't think many of the people reading my journal need it explained to them why this proposition is a bad idea. It just pisses me right off that I have to spend ANY brain cells on this when there's so much stuff going on to worry about.
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