Thursday, October 05, 2006

Oregon Anti-Abortion Group Opposes Measure 43

(CLACKAMAS) - Ordinarily, a pro-life organization like Life Support would be endorsing a ballot measure that purports to reduce the number of children killed by abortion. However, we find ourselves entering into a world of the surreal after reading the “Parental Involvement and Support Act." This is such a flawed, compromised piece of legislation, that it does not deserve the support of pro-life Oregonians. At best, this measure will fail to deliver on the promises made by those who are promoting this misnamed Act. At its worst, Measure 43 will unleash the force of law to drive a legal wedge between parents and their minor daughter by guaranteeing her the right to an abortion. Section 3 (1) of Measure 43 says, “A person may not perform an abortion on an unemancipated minor or a ward until 48 hours after the parent receives written notice…" Section 3 (2) defines the meaning of receipt as, “Receipt of notice under subsection (1) of this section is deemed to occur not later than 12 noon on the second mail delivery day after the mailing of the notice." A cursory read of this act may lead one to conclude that our daughters will be protected.

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