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California Parental Notification Ballot Amendment Dies

Robin Marty

Another ballot initiative fails to get enough support to win a vote.

A long shot becomes an impossibility, as one man’s quest to add a parental notification amendment to California’s state constitution fails due to lack of support.

Via San Diego City Beat:

In documents filed last November with the California Secretary of State’s office, [San Diego Reader editor Jim] Holman’s listed as a “V.P. for Development” and the Reader’s Little Italy offices as the mailing address for the fundraising committee “Californians for Parental Rights.”That month, the committee started circulating two similar petitions (one version required a 48-hour waiting period between notification and when the abortion can be performed; the other version didn’t) and had until April 30 to gather 807,615 signatures. Both of those petitions failed to qualify. On June 22, the Secretary of State’s office announced that two more petitions that entered circulation in January also failed to qualify. 

Holman has been triying unsuccessfully to put an amendment on the ballot since 2005.

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