BALLOT MEASURE SUMMARY
|SUMMARY Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures
| Amends California Constitution prohibiting abortion for
unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies
minor’s parent/guardian, except in medical emergency or with
parental waiver. Mandates reporting requirements. Authorizes
monetary damages against physicians for violation. Fiscal
Impact: Potential unknown net state costs of several million
dollars annually for health and social services programs,
court administration, and state health agency administration combined.
WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS
YES vote on this measure means: The State Constitution would be changed to require that a physician notify, with certain exceptions, a parent or legal guardian of a pregnant minor at least 48 hours before performing an abortion.
A NO vote on this measure means: Minors would continue to receive abortion services to the same extent as adults. Physicians performing abortions for minors would not be subject to notification requirements.
PARENTS! Right now anyone can arrange a secret abortion for your minor daughter and you won’t even know. Don’t permit your young daughter to be subjected to dangerous medical procedures without your knowledge. Keep her life and health in your hands and not those of strangers. Vote YES on 85.
No law can mandate family communication. Vulnerable teenagers from abusive, violent homes can’t talk to their parents, can’t navigate overcrowded courts, and may resort to dangerous, illegal abortions. Prop. 85 won’t stop predators, won’t protect teens, and is the first step in overturning Roe and banning all abortions. Vote NO.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Paul E. Laubacher, R.N.
YES on 85/Parents’ Right to
Know and Child Protection
1703 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Toll-Free (866) 828-8355
No on 85—for Real
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 510
Sacramento, CA 95814
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