For the second time this week, there was a mistake in how Prop 73 was defined. Like Brittany Ridley had also stated, Emily Logan said Prop 73 “would have required minors to get permission from their parent or legal guardian at least 48 hours before getting an abortion.” If you would simply read the title of the proposition, it says “Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy.” That’s right, notification, not permission. Either the authors of these articles are biased or they do not research their facts before writing. It changes the meaning of the proposition completely and I believe if more people had realized this, then it probably would have passed. It seems ridiculous to me that a minor has to get “permission” to get an Advil at school, but when it comes to a major surgery, all they would need is “notification” for safety reasons, and it still didn’t pass! Has California become so extreme that anytime abortion is mentioned people stop using their brains and automatically dismiss any new law?

Kendra Boyer

Animal science senior

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