Pro Life Petition gets 12,000 Signatures to put Late-Term Abortion Restriction on Albuquerque Ballot

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Great news for New Mexican pro-life advocaes!  A ban on late-term abortion will be on October’s ballot thanks to the hard work of those who gathered the 12,000 signatures needed.

A Huffington Post poll released earlier this month found that about 70% of people favor a late-term abortion ban.  With New Mexico’s high percentage of socially conservative Hispanics, it is likely that the local number who support the ban is even higher than the national average.

A petition to place a measure on the ballot in Albuquerque, New Mexico would ban late-term abortions in this large city that pro-life advocates are calling the late-term abortion capital of the nation.

A unique attempt at banning late-term abortions through the petition process at the city level has surpassed its goal of 12,000 signatures. The effort, spearheaded by Bud and Tara Shaver of Project Defending Life, had until July 25 to place…

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