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November 2008 General Election
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Proposition 4 - Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy. Failed

Initiative Constitutional Amendment


What a Yes or No Vote Means

YES: A “YES” vote on this measure means: The State Constitution would be changed to require that a physician notify, with certain exceptions, a parent or legal guardian of a pregnant minor at least 48 hours before performing an abortion.

NO: A “NO” vote on this measure means: Minors would continue to receive abortion services to the same extent as adults. Physicians performing abortions for minors would not be subject to notification requirements.

Full Text of Proposition 4 - (PDF)

Official Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

No on Proposition 4

Dr. Myles B. Abbott, Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics, California District
Donna Gerber, President, California Nurses Association
Nancy Schubb, President, California Association of School Counselors

News Articles

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Follow the Money

Proposition 4
Campaign Finances through October 18, 2008




Total Raised



Top Donors





James Holman, Newspaper
Publisher, San Diego Reader
[Coronado, CA]



Planned Parenthood
[Local, state, and national affiliates]


Don Sebastiani, Winery Owner,
Sebastiani and Sons
[Sonoma, CA]


California Teachers Association
[Burlingame, CA]


Knights of Columbus
[New Haven, CT]


California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee
[Sacramento, CA]


Lenawee Trust
[Irvine, CA],

Karen Grove, Homemaker,
[Menlo Park, CA]


Caster Family Trust
[San Diego, CA],


Eva Grove, Homemaker
[Los Altos, CA]



Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 4 is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site. To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".


This page was first published on September 27, 2008 | Last updated on December 21, 2008
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