California's most-read newspapers are taking a straightforward position on Proposition 85: Vote no.

Bakersfield Californian "Because it endangers young women."




Sacramento Bee"Parents know in their hearts that a constitutional amendment can't force communication."

San Jose Mercury News "The measure would turn back California's long and proud history of first focusing on the safety of children."

Los Angeles Times "For girls who are afraid to report molestation by a family member, the proposition would create an almost insurmountable obstacle."