SUGGESTED PULPIT ANNOUNCEMENT
Re: Proposition 85
On Election Day, November 7, voters in California will have
the opportunity to vote on Proposition 85, which will protect the rights of
parents to know if their minor daughter has made an appointment to get an
abortion. You should vote “Yes” for Proposition 85.
Under our current laws a minor girl under the age of 18 cannot leave school
without her parents’ permission, even to go on a field trip. She cannot get her
ears pierced, or get a tattoo, or get a flu shot, or have a cavity filled. She
cannot even receive an aspirin from the school nurse without her parents’
knowledge! Yet that same child can be taken off campus by a stranger to an
abortion mill, put under general anesthesia and have a surgical or chemical
abortion performed on her without her parents knowledge!
This obvious lack of logic in our current law undermines parents’ relationships
with their children. Parents have the “right to know” that their child is
scheduled for a medical procedure! Beyond this, another sickening issue is being
swept under the carpet by our current “right to privacy” abortion law. In a
study of over 46,000 pregnancies of school-age girls in California, it was found
that over two-thirds were impregnated by adult men whose average age was 22 .
So, the “right to privacy” of a 12 or 14 year old girl is currently superseding
a “parent’s right to know” and is allowing tens of thousands of cases of
statutory rape and incest to go unreported.
Over thirty states currently have some form of notification or consent and have
seen a dramatic drop in teen abortions and teen pregnancies the very next year
as a result of their change in law. In California the Legislative Analyst
estimated that parental notification could reduce the number of abortions in our
state by 5,000-10,000 per year.
Thank you for your support and prayers. Remember to vote “Yes” on Proposition 85
on November 7, and get as many others as possible to do so as well.
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