Oct 30 2006

Women of Color on Proposition 85

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Proposition 85GUESTS: Gabriela Valle, Field Coordinator of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Suely Ngouy, Executive Director of Khmer Girls in Action, Kellie Hawkins, volunteer with Black Women for Wellness

On November 7th, voters in California will decide on a number of ballot propositions affecting the state. One ballot measure that Californians will be deciding is Proposition 85, the “Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy Initiative.” If passed, proposition 85 would require physicians to notify a parent or legal guardian at least 48 hours before they perform an abortion on a minor under 18 years of age. California’s voters rejected a similar initiative, proposition 73, in last year’s fall elections by a vote of 53% to 47%. Recent polls show a tight race this year and if the proposition were to pass, California would become the 35th state to mandate parental notification in the case of underage abortions. Numerous California newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Spanish language daily, La Opinion, have all come out opposing proposition 85.

For more information, visit www.noon85.org and www.yeson85.net.

Contact information:

Khmer Girls in Action
www.kgalb.org, 562-986-9415

Black Women for Wellness

www.bwwla.org, 323-290-5955

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
213-346-3223, 213-346-3227.

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