Lawsuit Demands Removal of Misleading Information from California Voter Guide
Friday, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and other groups filed a lawsuit to remove misleading language about a parental notification ballot initiative from material submitted for the official voter guide. The language in question includes a story used by supporters of the initiative to justify the legislation, although Planned Parenthood argues that parental notification would not have applied in the case.
The initiative would prohibit minors from obtaining abortion care until 48 hours after a physician has notified the minor’s parents or legal guardian. The measure is supported by the same group that has supported similar initiatives, which were rejected by voters in 2005 and 2006.