Proposition Summary

WAITING PERIOD AND PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BEFORE TERMINATION OF MINOR'S PREGNANCY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends California Constitution to prohibit abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor’s parent or legal guardian, except in medical emergency or with parental waiver. Permits minor to obtain court order waiving notice based on clear and convincing evidence of minor’s maturity or best interests. Mandates various reporting requirements, including reports from physicians regarding abortions performed on minors. Authorizes monetary damages against physicians for violation. Requires minor’s consent to abortion, with certain exceptions. Permits judicial relief if minor’s consent coerced. 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

WILLIAM P. CLARK, California Supreme Court Justice (Ret.); MARY L. DAVENPORT, M.D., Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; PROFESSOR JOSEPH R. ZANGA, M.D., FAAP, Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics

Against Author

JACK LEWIN, M.D., CEO, California Medical Association; ROBERT L. BLACK, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics, California District; KATHY KNEER, CEO, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

Rebuttal Author

DONNA W. CHIPPS, Executive Vice President, League of Women Voters of California; BO GREAVES, M.D., President, California Academy of Family Physicians; JEANNE A. CONRY, M.D., Vice Chair, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District IX California

Rebuttal Against Author

PROFESSOR TERESA STANTON COLLETT, J.D., National Authority on Parental Notification and Involvement Laws; JANE E. ANDERSON, M.D. FAAP, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics; PROFESSOR JOSEPH R. ZANGA, M.D. FAAP, Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics