California Group to Air Debate Ad Promoting Parental Notification on Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 15, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

California Group to Air Debate Ad Promoting Parental Notification on Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 15
, 2008

Sacramento, CA ( — The organization behind the third attempt at getting California voters to approve a ballot measure to support parental notification before an abortion is airing an ad during tonight’s presidential debate. The ad will run during local broadcasts 90-minute Obama-McCain presidential debate at Hofstra University.

The Yes on 4 campaign has purchased air time tonight on California television stations to debut a new 30-second ad, "Sorry to Burst Your Bubble," which takes direct aim at Planned Parenthood and its so-called "Bubble Ad."

The new Yes on 4 ad pans into a Planned Parenthood abortion business with floating bubbles that burst as the truth about Planned Parenthood’s failure to report the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old California girl by a 39-year-old man is revealed.

"A 13-year-old girl was raped over a hundred times by a 39 year old man," the narrator says. "When she got pregnant he took her to Planned Parenthood — twice. Her mother didn’t know."

"He took her from school for a surgical abortion," the ad continues. "Her mother didn’t know."

"Planned Parenthood never reported this predator. He continued sexually abusing the girl for six more months," the new ad concludes. "Sorry to burst your bubble, but someone needs to know. Vote Yes on Proposition 4 and help stop child predators."

The ad is scheduled to air in San Diego on KGTV-10 (ABC), KFMB-8 (CBS) and KUSI-9 after the debate. Eureka, California residents will see the ad on KVIQ CBS-6.

Anyone can see the new ad by viewing it on YouTube at

In the most recent poll of California voters, conducted by Survey USA, 52 percent of California residents plan to support the measure.

"The poll confirms what we have heard throughout the state – more Californians than ever before are supporting the mainstream message of parental notification," Vince Vasquez, of the Yes on Proposition 4 campaign, told

Vasquez pointed out that support from Democrats (38 percent) and women voters (52 percent) for Proposition 4 has increased since 2006, when polls found that only 33 percent of Democrat voters and 44 percent of women supported a similar parental notification ballot measure.

The Survey USA poll also indicates that 36 percent of voters who call themselves "pro-choice" on abortion plan to support the parental notification measure.

Regionally, support for Proposition 4 is strongest in the Central Valley (60 percent) and the Inland Empire (60 percent), with narrow approval in the greater Los Angeles area (51 percent).

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