RE: Prop. 73

Mike D.,

You wrote:

But prop 73 is different. It simply affirms the rights of parents to be
parents to their dependent minor children.

I disagree. It tightens the Governmental noose on physicians.

Please reread Prop. 73's features:
  a.. Amends California Constitution, prohibiting abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor's parent/legal guardian, except in medical emergency or with parental waiver.
  b.. Defines abortion as causing "death of the unborn child, a child conceived but not yet born."
  c.. Permits minor to obtain court order waiving notice based on clear, convincing evidence of minor's maturity or best interests.
  d.. Mandates various reporting requirements.
  e.. Authorizes monetary damages against physicians for violation.
  f.. Requires minor's consent to abortion, with certain exceptions.
  g.. Permits judicial relief if minor's consent coerced.
The Government is good at turning fulfilling, enjoyable professions into legal minefields. Its treatment of the practice of medicine is Exhibit A in this treachery.

Best, Michael E.