Nov 6, 2013 / 17:13 pm
A citizen-initiated ordinance to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Albuquerque, N.M., will receive a vote on Nov. 19 and could have a big impact on the abortion-friendly state.
"This election is historic and has national implications, as it is the first time in our nation's history that the issue of abortion is on a stand-alone ballot for the citizens to decide," said Elisa Martinez, executive director of Protect Albuquerque Women and Children.
"Albuquerque residents are energized to support and vote for the ban in face of the medical and scientific evidence that unborn babies experience tremendous pain during these horrific late-term abortion procedures," she told CNA.
The legislation is being presented as a stand-alone special ballot initiative, meaning that it will be the only topic in the special Nov. 19 election.