Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Abortion Measures Defeated In Oregon; Approved In West Virginia

Oregon voters yesterday apparently defeated, by a vote of 37% yes and 63% no, a proposed state constitutional amendment (Oregon Measure 106) that would have prohibited the expenditure of public funds directly or indirectly for abortion, except when medically necessary or required by federal law. These figures are based on tabulation of 68% of the votes.

Voters in West Virginia yesterday approved, by a vote of 51.7% yes and 48.3% no, Amendment 1 which amends the state constitution to add language providing "nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion."