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Fri, Oct. 17th, 2008 04:22 pm
No on 8 and No on 4, spread the word!

I know not many of you live in CA and these bills are for our state but it's always good to spread the word...

For those of you that don't know what Prop 4 & 8 are here's a rundown which I copy\pasted from FeministCampus

Prop 4
This fall, California voters will be asked to amend the state constitution to ban abortions for young women under 18 unless their parents are notified. California voters defeated two previous attempts to pass a similar law in 2005 & 2006. However, polls show that Prop 4 will be even harder to defeat this year because of its more deceptive language. Prop 4 is intrusive, dangerous and misleading.
Prop 4 Endangers Young Women’s Lives & Allows Government Intrusion into a Private Decision

In states where these kinds of laws are enforced, desperate young women – forced to seek back-alley abortions – have been injured. Some have even died.

Prop. 4 would amend the California State Constitution to:

* Ban abortions for young women (under 18) unless her parents are notified in writing by the physician.
* Mandate a 48-hour waiting period after a young woman’s parents are notified she is seeking an abortion, which would delay and obstruct access to timely professional advice and medical care.
* Force a young woman who is already a victim of rape, incest or family violence, to officially report a crime and/or officially report her family to the police if wants to notify another adult family member other than her parents. Many victims will not come forward for critical medical treatment if they are forced to report the crime.
* Force a young woman to go before a judge in a court of law – who may oppose abortion -- to determine if she is ‘mature’ enough to deserve a safe, legal abortion without notifying her parents. The judicial bypass process is detrimental to a woman’s health, because it further delays access to medical treatment, which increases the risk of complications from delayed or second-trimester procedures.
* Make it a CRIME to falsify information in order for a young woman to obtain a safe and legal abortion without notifying a parent.
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Prop 8
If passed, Prop 8 would amend the California State Constitution to take away the right of same-gender couples to marry.
Prop 8 would take away Marriage Equality in California
The right to marry the person you love is a fundamental civil right. Proposition 8 would take away this fundamental freedom from same-gender couples.

* Prop 8 would eliminate fairness and equality in California and restrict access to one of the most basic of all civil rights – the right to determine who you marry.
* It’s hard to believe, but it was just twenty years ago that the United States Supreme Court finally struck down all bans on interracial marriage
(Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967)).
* This year, in another historic decision, the California Supreme Court struck down a state ban on same-gender marriage.
* Now that California is a safe -haven for Marriage Equality in this country, we won’t go back!


If you want to make a donation or read up on these propositions you can find them below. You don't have to live in California to care about these measures!
No on Prop 8
No on Prop 4

I'll be going to a MoveOn party this Sunday. It's an anti-Palin party more then an anti-McCain party. We'll be getting together and calling voters in swing states to promote Senator Obama. We'll also be watching the SNL skits.
Then Sunday night I'm going to a Wizard Wrock show!

So how many political posts have I done this week? :P

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Sat, Oct. 18th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)

I already know about Prop 8 but thank you for the info on Prop 4! How scary...

I got the first disc of Planet Earth from Netflix and I'm watching it right now (baby polar bears playing!). I thought I'd tell you since I found out about the series from you and finally pulled it to the top of my queue. :)

Agent 27
Sat, Oct. 18th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)

Isn't it? It scares me, what if this passes? There will definitely be an increase in girls being admitted to the hospital because of internal bleeding...

Haha, I have Planet Earth. It's so amazing isn't it? It's super amazing on a HD tv (sadly I don't have one). The music is wonderful too.

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Miss Celie of the North
Sat, Oct. 18th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)

I hope Prop 4 gets the royal (lol, democratic) smackdown it deserves, it is disguised in "caring for vulnerable young girls" language but it really, honestly, just trying to make it difficult for young women to get medical care. A 16-year-old does not need permission to get pregnant, get STI treatment, get prenatal care, get a cesarean or make other decisions related to her reproductive health but abortion is off the table to her without parental notification, ie, consent. Not because 16-year-olds can't make health care decisions, because they want to obstruct abortions. Notice how it is only anti-abortion nutsos who are pushing these laws, not teen or child advocacy agencies who feel these girls are being damaged by abortion (but wouldn't be damaged by child birth - what?).

Agent 27
Sat, Oct. 18th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)

I couldn't have worded it better myself.

BTW, I got the check today =3

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Miss Celie of the North
Sat, Oct. 18th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)

Goodly! I'm going to see how much repairing the stupid fence (as opposed to the smart fence) is going to cost before committing to other shows, but at least those are set. Whee!

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Officer Kelli
Sun, Oct. 19th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)

Don't forget YES ON 2!!!!!!!

Agent 27
Sun, Oct. 19th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)

I'm voting yes on 2 but it has nothing to do with these two props so I didn't include it.

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Officer Kelli
Sun, Oct. 19th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)

I know just putting the word out...;) but yea I agree with you about 4 and 8....totally

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Agent 27
Sun, Oct. 19th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)

I'll probably do a post for all of the props I'm strongly opposed to or strongly support.

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Officer Kelli
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)

Oh cool...:)

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