One out of every four abortions in the U.S. is performed in California. And unlike most states, abortions are not likely to go down here.
In 2014, when most state health payments were cut by 10 percent, the funding for abortions in California was increased 40 percent. In 2014 all clinic regulations were removed for California abortion facilities. And in 2014, the state’s law was changed to allow abortions by nurses, midwives, and physician’s assistants.
One bright hope looms large for the lives of the unborn and young teenage girls – parental notification.
Parental notification, whereby one parent of an under-18-year-old girl would be notified before an abortion is performed on her, came within two percent of victory at the ballot in 2008. The current parental notification measure was qualified to collect signatures for the November 2016 ballot on September 18.
Since 2008, three major changes have taken place:
- Demographics. Hispanics, who poll 81 percent in favor of parental notification, have grown from 18 percent in 2008 of actual voters to 25-25 percent in 2016. Asians, who poll 70 percent in favor of parental notification, have grown from 5 percent of actual voters in 2008 to 9-10 percent in 2016.
- Resources. Political experts point out that in 2008 parental notification advocates were outspent 15 to 1 by pro-abortion forces and ran no major media campaign. Since 2008, those in favor of a parent’s right to know have been marshalling resources to make sure the pro-family point of view is heard.
- Political climate. Partly because of the fetal parts videos released starting July, 2015, donors and likely activists have been galvanized. Audiences across the country have been exposed to the reality of unrestricted abortion – as recently as the September 16 presidential debate.
585,407 valid signatures are required to put parental notification on the November, 2016 California ballot. Automated calls will start going out this Saturday, September 26, following by mass mailing of petitions. Petitions will be mailed to every church in California to get churchgoers collecting signatures from family, friends, and neighbors.
To order petitions:
– go to CAParentalRights.org
– email Petitions@CAParentalRights.org
– call toll-free (844) 335-5548.
I helped collect signatures the last time at a local Catholic Parish. It saddened me to hear time and again, those refusing to sign repeating the propaganda of the pro-abortion forces, how young girls would be in danger if parental notification became law. I also recall that priests and bishops were mostly silent on the subject. I do hope it will be different this time.
In 2014 ALL CLINIC REGULATIONS were removed for California abortion facilities!
I am happy to sign the petition! However– I think it is also highly important, that all the churches get together, and design a good strategy, to teach Christian morality to all Americans, and indoctrinate them in right and wrong, sin and virtue, cultivating a strong MORAL CONSCIENCE, in all Americans! And to
strongly Iead all Americans to give up filthy, wrongful, liberal “hippie” anti-Christian and anti-society ways, and go join a local church, and live by Christ’s teachings! Start a HUGE campaign against the MORTAL SINS of sex outside marriage, birth control, and abortion! Indoctrinate Americans in virginity before marriage, proper, respectful dating and courtship, and having church weddings!
My mom (who is now quite elderly, and a big fan of Pope Francis!) always taught us right from wrong, and was very firm; yet also, deeply loving! There was nothing in the world, that was so bad, that it was “unforgiveable,” to her! She was very relaxed, and loved everybody! At the church, we had many kind, caring priests, too. Neither my parents, nor the priests and nuns at the church, ever wavered, on Christ’s moral teachings! My mom counseled us, regarding the two older, unwed, pregnant teens– “always be kind and friendly to them! Always look past people’s mistakes, and love them, anyway!” She set a good example!
Moderator should remove 750 character limit on comments. Clearly they make no effort to enforce it.
Why is it always the boy’s fault? It takes two to tango.
No one ever said that anything was “the boy’s fault,” mike m. Read carefully!
mike m—Not many Catholics seemed to offer any comments, regarding the issue of parental notification!! So, why your hostile criticism? It is not important, really, the word count. What is important, is what good Catholics have to say, that is really worthwhile! You should APPRECIATE the good they try to do– and also, why don’t you try to offer something worthwhile, yourself?? What can you say, that is intelligent and worthwhile, from the point of view of a mature, devout Catholic— — regarding issues related to parental notification?? Lots of anti-Catholic writers with useless material, have their words printed, daily, on this website! Why don’t you complain about them?