California Proposition 85, Parental Notification for Minor's Abortion (2006)
California Proposition 85 was on the California November 2006 ballot. The measure was designed toallow parental notification before termination of a minor's pregnancy. The measure failed with 54% of the electorate voting against the measure. The largest contributor to the cause was the "Campaign for teen safety no on 85" committee which raised $6,709,585 
Objective of the initiative
Proposition 85 had several objectives
* Amends California Constitution to prohibit abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor’s parent or legal guardian, except in medical emergency or with parental waiver.
* Permits minor to obtain court order waiving notice based on clear and convincing evidence of minor’s maturity or best interests.
* Mandates various reporting requirements, including reports from physicians regarding abortions performed on minors.
* Authorizes monetary damages against physicians for violation.
* Requires minor’s consent to abortion, with certain exceptions.
* Permits judicial relief if minor’s consent coerced. 
Text of the proposition
The text of the proposed law can be found here 
Arguments for the initiative
- Will lower number of abortions
- Will protect sexually abused teenage girls from future abuse
- Similar laws in other states have enjoyed much success
Main proponents: William P. Clark California Supreme Court Justice (Ret.), Mary L. Davenport MD. Fellow American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Arguments against the initiative
- Won't reduce teen pregnancy
- Won't stop child predators
- Will delay urgent medical care
- California supreme court found similar laws have not worked
Main Opponents: Donna W. Chipps Executive Vice President League of Women Voters of California, Bo Greaves President California Academy of Family Physicians