Nevada Anti-Abortion Measures Proceed

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Two Nevada initiatives that seek to ban
abortions and limit some forms of birth control will advance to the
signature gathering process after opponents decided to forgo further legal challenges to language and descriptions of the petitions.

Backers now have until June 19 to gather more than 72,000 signatures to qualify the proposed constitutional amendments for the November ballot.

The ACLU and a coalition of Planned Parenthood affiliates challenged four earlier attempts on grounds the language was vague and misleading to voters.

A lawyer for the ACLU says that while the groups still disagree with the wording, they're satisfied voters will understand the ramifications.

Voters would have to approve the measures in November and again in 2014.

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