Basic information about Proposition 4 — “WAITING PERIOD AND PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BEFORE TERMINATION OF MINOR’S PREGNANCY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.”
Some issues I feel strongly about without wanting to talk about them all that much. Prop 4 is an example of that.
…this had all been coming after years of thinking about the matter as a slowly-more-aware teen news freak, observing the actions of Operation Rescue, probably hearing about the murder of abortion providers, and grappling with what is, after all, an incredibly complex and heartwrenching issue.
I make no apologies for my pro-choice beliefs but neither do I think it is anything less than one of the most intense, sensitive matters someone can grapple with. Honestly, I feel uncomfortable even talking about it now, and feel that this might be all I have to say on the subject.
Prop 4 does not specifically address the legality of abortion, of course. But in addressing the question of parental notification it makes a fraught subject even more tangled than less.
Ultimately, I can but stick to my belief that I have always held — that there should be more choices, not less, and perhaps especially in the case of someone who is a legal minor. Better, of course, that there was such a thing as universally intelligent and thoughtful sex education and birth control awareness. But this is not the world we are in.
A flat NO.