October 30, 2006

Moving for the Passage of Prop. 85 - Parents' Right to Know

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2006, 6 to 7 pm
Hosted by Eddie DOG (Disciple of God)
In-studio Guest: Astrud Bennett-Gutierrez, Hispanics for Life & Human Rights

Proposition 85 is one of the most important issues in the ballots on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2006. This proposition requires that parents be notified before their minor daughters can have an abortion. This is a pressing issue in our country today because under the present laws medical providers to children need to get parental notification before administering any medication - including an aspirin. But not for an abortion.

This is the topic that the Generation Connexion crew headed by Eddie DOG tries to resolve this week. Tune in Wednesday night at 6:00 pm. Call in with your comments and join the fun.

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  1. Teen girl in Modesto, CA6:41 AM

    I don't always get along with my parents. How will they understand if I have a problem pregnancy? They will get mad for sure.

  2. Susan Q from Phoenix, AZ6:43 AM

    This is a sensible law that will help all families.

  3. Juan Modeno - Albuquerque, NM6:48 AM

    Parents are the best people to help their children. Parents always want to make sure theor children are alright. Children do not always understand that all the time. Parents need to help their children in all their problems even in an unwanted teen pregnancy.

  4. MLQ, college student in San Diego7:34 AM

    will this law stop girls from having abortions if parents object? Or will it just advise parents of the girl's intention to have one?

  5. Anonymous6:49 PM

    Dear teen girl in modesto,

    Greetings! My name is Astrid Bennett Gutierrez, coordinator of Hispanics for Life and currently working on the Yes on 85 campaign.

    It is very understandable that you are scared to tell your parents about your problem pregnancy. Even teens who enjoy a great relationship with their parents do not want to disappoint them by telling they are pregnant. However, abortion is a surgery that can have very serious complications. Your parents have a right to know that you have an appointment to have an abortion. Though they might be shocked initially about your pregnancy, they are usually the best people to turn to when discussing their alternatives.

    When a parent gets involved, teens then realize that they could think of other possibilities like parenting or placing the baby for adoption. The decision to abort carries with it very serious consequences: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Some women have tragically died, some have years of depression and nightmare, some resort to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain of having taken the life of their child. Is a 12 or 13 year old child mature enough to understand and assume these consequences? A parent has a right to know and protect their daughter, perhaps even from a sexual predator. It is simply common sense.

    If you visit www.Yeson85.net you will find out why our bishops in California as well as many pro-family groups are in favor or Prop. 85. Watch the powerful videos such as Diana Lopez's story. Please pray and urge your parents, family, and friends to vote Yes on 85. God bless you!

  6. Anonymous7:23 PM

    Dear MLQ,

    This initiative is asking for Parental Notification (not Parental Consent) by the abortion doctor 48 before the minor girl is scheduled to have an abortion. This will not always stop the abortion but a parents' involvement is a good thing that can open her eyes to other options like adoption. For a minor girl who fears that her parents will hurt her, there is a judicial waiver that she can request.

    Thirty-four states already have a law in effect like Prop. 85 for decades and they have seen a drastic reduction in pregnancy and abortion in minors. There have been no reported cases of teens being put in danger as the opponents of Prop. 85 would like you to believe.