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Amends California Constitution's right to privacy by prohibiting an abortion on an unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor's parent or legal guardian, except in medical emergency or with parental waiver of notice. Permits judicial waiver of notice based on clear and convincing evidence that minor is sufficiently mature and well-informed to decide whether to have an abortion or that parental notification is not in the minor's best interests. Authorizes parent or guardian to obtain actual damages, or statutory damages of $10,000, for violation. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The net costs of this measure to Medi-Cal and other programs are unknown, but are probably not significant in the context of the total expenditures for these programs.
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Waiting Period and Parental Notification Prior to Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1071 (2005).