Secret abortions performed on minors (girls under 18) are a serious problem in California. It is estimated that more than 20,000 abortions are performed on minor girls each year in California without ANY requirement that a parent or guardian even be notified.
Sexual exploitation of parents’ daughters by older men is also a serious problem with the internet, social networking, and cell phones making it easier for predators to contact minor girls. If a girl becomes pregnant, a predator can coerce her to have a secret abortion, often paid for by taxpayers, to “get rid of the evidence” of statutory rape. Hear the “secret tapes” of Planned Parenthood hiding statutory rape evidence.
The latest news from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute is that the teen pregnancy rate ROSE in 2006 for the first time in 16 years.
What can you do?
Obviously, caring parents need to teach their children to remain morally pure, with no sexual activity until marriage. These videos and curriculum will help.
But as voters, California parents and grandparents need to do more. In the 36 states that have parental notification or consent laws, the result has been, on average, a 13.6% drop in teen abortions.
Why do these parental involvement laws work? Teens get the message that they shouldn’t have sex because, if girls become pregnant, they can’t get secret abortions without their parents being told. The result is protection for unborn babies who would otherwise be killed and for teen girls who would otherwise be physically violated and emotionally damaged.
California desperately needs a parental notification law. And the good news is, with your tangible help, it can happen.
Take immediate action
California is ready to pass a rock-solid constitutional amendment that ends secret teen abortions and strengthens the God-given bond between parents and their children.
Your help is needed to place the Parental Notification Amendment on California’s November 2010 ballot. Please collect signatures on petitions from family and friends, and in your neighborhood, workplace and church building. It is perfectly legal for churches to ask people to sign petitions for this moral ballot measure in the sanctuary or the foyer.
To request petitions, send an email with your name, mailing address and phone number to ParentalNotification@California.USA.com or leave a message with your contact information when you call 916-427-1671.
Remember that in November 2008, the Parental Notification Amendment on California’s ballot nearly passed, receiving 48.04% YES votes!
Last February, a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that 68% of California adults support requiring parental notification before an abortion can be performed on a minor daughter.
And with conservative voters motivated to turn out heavily this November, the odds are favorable to finally win this year, if only enough signatures can be gathered to qualify this important ballot initiative. Approximately 1.2 million raw-count signatures are needed by the first week in May. Please do your part today!
Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?
Proverbs 24:11-12 NIV