I hope I am not speaking too soon on Prop. 4 in California. The Sacramento Bee is currently reporting 52.6% "no" and 47.4% "yes" on a law that would have required parental notification of a minor's abortion and a waiting period.
A first-of-its-kind measure in Colorado, which was defeated soundly, would have defined life as beginning at conception.
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The South Dakota measure would have banned abortions except in cases of rape, incest and serious health threat to the mother.
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''The lesson here is that Americans, in states across the country, clearly support women's ability to access abortion care without government interference,'' said Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Anti-choice initiatives lose in three states, including California
Here's an excerpt from the New York Times story regarding the South Dakota and Colorado initiatives, which both failed.