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Abortion Notification, Tobacco Tax Make November Ballot

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Sacramento, CA — California voters will get a second chance to rule on whether parents should be notified when their daughters seek abortions.

Voters will also decide whether tobacco taxes should be raised to pay for a variety of anti-smoking and health care programs.

Secretary of State Bruce McPherson announced today that both initiatives had attracted enough voter signatures to make the November ballot.

They join eight other proposals that previously made the ballot. The abortion measure would require parents to be notified 48 hours before their unemancipated child had an abortion, unless the parents or a judge waived the requirement.

Voters rejected an almost identical measure last November.