Proposition Summary

WAITING PERIOD AND PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BEFORE TERMINATION OF MINOR’S PREGNANCY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Changes California Constitution to prohibit abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor’s parent or legal guardian. Permits notification to certain adult relatives if doctor reports parent to law enforcement or Child Protective Services. Provides notification exceptions for medical emergency or parental waiver. Permits courts to waive notice based on clear and convincing evidence of minor’s maturity or best interests. Mandates reporting requirements, including reports from physicians regarding abortions on minors. Authorizes damages against physicians for violation. Requires minor’s consent to abortion, with exceptions. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government 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.

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For Author

BARBARA ALBY, Author, California's "Megan's Law" Child Protection Legislation; JOSEPH R. ZANGA, M.D., FAAP, Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics; THE HONORABLE TONY RACKAUCKAS, J.D., District Attorney, Orange County

Against Author

DR. MYLES B. ABBOTT, Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics, California District; DONNA GERBER, California Nurses Association; NANCY SCHUBB, President, California Association of School Counselors

Rebuttal Author

KATHY KNEER, President, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California; DR. RAQUEL ARIAS, Associate Dean, Obstetrics and Gynecology, (Keck School of Medicine) University of Southern California; DR. JEANNIE CONRY, Chair, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District IX

Rebuttal Against Author

MARY L. DAVENPORT, M.D., Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; THOMAS MURPHY GOODWIN, M.D., FAAP, FACOG, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; THE HONORABLE ROD PACHECO, J.D., District Attorney, Riverside County