Oregon: Ballot Prop Fails, Taxpayers Forced to Fund AbortionsSteven Ertelt | Salem, OR | LifeNews.com | 7/5/12 7:44 PM
A statewide ballot initiative that would end taxpayer funding of abortions in Oregon failed to obtain enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. As a result, taxpayers are still on the hook for millions of dollars to fund tens of thousands of abortions.
Initiative Petition 25 would have amended the Oregon Constitution to prohibit access to taxpayer funds to pay for abortions. Initiative 25 was intended to prevent state funding of abortion to the extent permitted by federal law.
“No public funds shall be used to pay for any abortion, except to save the life of the mother or as may be required by federal law,” the ballot proposal would have read.
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