My Friends

Arrow Up

Arrow Up
Arrow Down
,
  • Tue
    29
  • Wed
    30
  • Thu
    31
  • Fri
    1
  • Sat
    2
  • Sun
    3
  • Mon
    4
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Jul 29, 2014 Who needs school when you can spend your time dancing in downtown parades, driving fast cars and dining at posh restaurants? 64 other events on Tuesday, July 29
 
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Film
Documentary about the famous film critic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Seen Local
Painter spends plenty of time curating and exhibiting interesting work online
Arts & Culture feature
A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life

 

 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
San Diego CityBeat

Login With Facebook Account

Recent Activity on San Diego CityBeat
 
Home / Blogs / Last Blog on Earth
. . . .
Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 - Last Blog on Earth | News

Parental notification measure fails to qualify

Four tries since last November fall short of required signatures

By Kelly Davis
news Jim Holman handing out pamphlets at Planned Parenthood's Bankers Hill location in 2009
- Courtesy: Planned Parenthood
Late last year, it appeared as if San Diego Reader editor Jim Holman was gearing up to put another parental-notification measure on the ballot. Since 2005, he's put up more than $5 million in loans and direct contributions to support Prop. 73 (2005), Prop. 85 (2006) and Prop. 4 (2008), all of which failed. The measures sought to amend the state Constitution, which currently guarantees women privacy in matters concerning reproductive rights, to require physicians to notify the parent or guardian of a minor female before performing an abortion.  

In documents filed last November with the California Secretary of State's office, Holman's listed as as “V.P. for Development” and the Reader's Little Italy offices as the mailing address for the fundraising committee “Californians for Parental Rights.” That month, the committee started circulating two similar petitions (one version required a 48-hour waiting period between notification and when the abortion can be performed; the other version didn't) and had until April 30 to gather 807,615 signatures. Both of those petitions failed to qualify. On June 22, the Secretary of State's office announced that two more petitions that entered circulation in January also failed to qualify. 

Californian's for Parental Rights, meanwhile, raised $213,050, most of it coming from wine mogul Don Sebastiani and Catholic book publisher Ignatius Press. Between January and March of this year, the group spent $66,695.86 on campaign literature, legal and consulting services and petition circulation. Unlike with past campaigns, none of the money came from Holman. 

 
 
Close
Close
Close