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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.

http://www.noonproposition73.com/

(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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penngwyn
Sep. 10th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
Being that I don't get to vote here, I appreciate that some of you who do are spending a few brain cells on this.

firecat
Sep. 10th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
You don't get to vote --?
merle_
Oct. 8th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
Is this one of Arnie's three propositions?

This one sounds like I'd vote against it anyway (what, prevent people from getting professional advice?). Just wondering...
firecat
Oct. 8th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
It appears not to be one he is directly endorsing.
merle_
Oct. 8th, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
I had not been aware of other propositions on the ballot for this "special" election. Then again, I try to ignore such things until just before the election, when strenuous research ensues.
firecat
Oct. 9th, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
An organization whose mailing list I'm on alerted me to prop 73 (I don't remember which organization - probably planned parenthood).

I just got my election materials in the mail; I had to look at them to answer your question about the Arnie propositions :-)
merle_
Oct. 9th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
Ah, I did not pick up yesterday's mail. I'll look for that. Honestly I did not know that anything but Arnie's Three were going to be on there, so I thought voting would be a slam dunk ("just say no").
firecat
Oct. 9th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
I don't know how long you've lived in California...I've lived here since 1988, and there are always piles of propositions, even in "special" elections.

Saying no to all of them is a time honored tradition for people who can't be bothered to find out who the special interests are behind them all.
merle_
Oct. 9th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
I arrived about four years after you. Probably I've just never noticed when something was a special election and when it was a normal one (I barely know what day of the week it is, much less whether it is an even-numbered year). This one was very heavily publicized as being "special".

Gaack. That means my mailbox will start to fill up with propaganda spam again, crushing all the fragile Netflix packages. Great...
firecat
Oct. 9th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
I've already gotten at least two electioneering recorded-message phone calls, as well as several pieces of glossy propaganda. Feh.
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