2007: A New Year for Choice!

Dian Harrison

Dian Harrison is President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate.

We did it! On November 7, Californians defeated a dangerous parental notification initiative for the second year in a row. Proposition 85 suffered an even greater defeat than last year's Proposition 73, proving once again that when voters understand the dangerous consequences of notification laws and the anti-choice motives behind them, they vote "No."

As a member of the Campaign for Real Teen Safety, PPGG was part of an incredible coalition of doctors, nurses, teachers, civil rights, labor and LGBT groups.

California was not alone. Pro-choice voters across the nation came out to protect women's health and rights.

Dian Harrison is President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate.

We did it! On November 7, Californians defeated a dangerous parental notification initiative for the second year in a row. Proposition 85 suffered an even greater defeat than last year's Proposition 73, proving once again that when voters understand the dangerous consequences of notification laws and the anti-choice motives behind them, they vote "No."

As a member of the Campaign for Real Teen Safety, PPGG was part of an incredible coalition of doctors, nurses, teachers, civil rights, labor and LGBT groups.

California was not alone. Pro-choice voters across the nation came out to protect women's health and rights. Oregon voters defeated a parental notification initiative in their own state, and South Dakotans rejected a truly abominable ban on all abortions. Pro-choice advocates gained seats in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. We are looking forward to advancing prevention-based policies in 2007!

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Tables courtesy of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (current as of 12/6/06)

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