August 22, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - An anti-abortion group ordered by a
judge to rewrite a Nevada initiative intended to ban abortions by
preventing the intentional killing of a "prenatal person" has
withdrawn its original measure and filed a new one.
The new proposal was filed Monday with the secretary of state's
A judge in December gave the Nevada ProLife Coalition permission
to collect signatures, but said its description of effect was
inadequate. Judge James Wilson ordered backers to rewrite the
measure noting all potential ramifications - including effects on
birth control methods, in vitro fertilization treatment and
embryonic stem cell research.
But coalition backers objected to the judge's language. They
withdrew that initiative on Dec. 30, and rewrote it themselves to
address the court's concerns.
The new measure notes exceptions.