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  • 1A: 76.9-23.1
    1B: 61.3-38.7
    1C: 57.4-42.6
    1D: 56.6-43.4
    1E: 64-36
    83: 70.6-29.4
    84: 53.7-46.3
    85: 45.9-54.1
    86: 48-52
    87: 45.2-54.8
    88: 23-77
    89: 25.5-74.5
    90: 47.6-52.4

    U.S. Sen.
    Feinstein 59.7
    Mountjoy 34.9
    Gov.
    Schwarzenegger 55.8
    Angelides 39.2
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 49.5
    McClintock 44.9
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 56.7
    Poochigian 37.9
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 48.5
    McPherson 44.7
    Treasurer
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Controller
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

    For complete election results click here.


    Gov.
    Angelides 48.2
    Westly 43.1
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 42.9
    Speier 39.3
    Figueroa 17.8
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 63.2
    Delgadillo 36.8
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 61.1
    Ortiz 38.9
    Treasurer
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Controller
    Democratic primary
    Chiang 53.4
    Dunn 46.6
    Republican primary
    Strickland 40.9
    Maldonado 36.9
    Insur. Comm.
    Bustamante 70.5
    Kraft 29.5
    Supt. of Schools
    O'Connell 52.5, avoids run-off

    For complete election results click here.


    73: 47.4-52.6
    74: 45-55
    75: 46.6-53.4
    76: 38-62
    77: 40.5-59.5
    78: 41.5-58.5
    79: 38.9-61.1
    80: 34.3-65.7

    For complete election results click here.


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    Friday, January 20, 2006

    Wired

    For those keep track at home, this Sunday will mark the 33rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Clearly, the California Young Democrats are keeping track.

    They announced today that they would be distributing Rockstar energy drinks to those legislators with high pro-choice marks.

    "Anti-choice legislators, on the other hand, were given wire hangers as a reminder of the brutal and oftentimes lethal history of back-alley abortions before Roe v. Wade," according to a statement released this morning

    "Legislators that have a 0-20% or “anti-choice” voting record were given a wire hanger—a “tool” often used in back-alley abortions because it was illegal for pregnant women to receive medical treatment."

    I know that the hanger will shock a lot of people,” said Crystal Strait, California Young Democrat President. “But just imagine the horror young women went through before 1973 because they couldn’t get the medical attention they needed and were forced to use a hanger as a medical device.”

    I didn't see anything about "wires" in a Chronicle story today about the new tactics of abortion opponents and pro-choice activists.

    Comments on "Wired"

     

    Anonymous Bad Taste YD said ... (11:09 AM) : 

    Oh yeah, and imagine the horror a baby faces when being sucked out of their mother's womb.

     

    Blogger OAFFER said ... (4:56 PM) : 

    From the orginal post... I know that the hanger will shock a lot of people,” said Crystal Strait, California Young Democrat President. “But just imagine the horror young women went through before 1973 because they couldn’t get the medical attention they needed and were forced to use a hanger as a medical device.”
    (emphasis added by me)

    I really wonder how many women actually needed an abortion? That is, how many faced life threatening circumstances versus how many just wanted to undo what they had done.

    Also, just be be clear for our young Democrat (probably too young to know better) - in 1973 no woman in California had to seek a "back alley" abortion, because even before the activist Warren court abridged state law, California had the Theraputic Abortion Act.

     

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