Prop 73: Abortion Rights and Parental Notification

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Proposition 73 would amend the state Constitution to require doctors to notify parents 48 hours before performing abortions on an unmarried minor under the age of 18. Though it's not one of the measures placed on next month's ballot by Governor Schwarzenegger, he does support it. Supporters say it's not a direct threat to the right to abortion itself, but opponents call it a foot in the door. Is it "common sense" or a "threat to teen safety?" We talk with campaigners for both sides and to women young enough to be directly effected.

Proposition 73: Waiting Period, Parental Notification before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy

Yes on Prop 73

No on Prop 73



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton