Nevada Tries New Anti-Abortion Measure After Original Language Fails


The state of Nevada is having a hard time getting just the right abortion ban onto the ballot for 2012, and having a rational judge turn down their amendment language isn’t helping.

Still, they are ready to give it a second try.

Via The Republic:

Chet Gallagher, director of the Nevada Prolife Coalition, said the new proposal is more specific.

“The court gave us the go-ahead to collect signatures. But we could not in good faith apply the description of effect that was essentially cut and pasted by the judge from the ACLU and Planned Parenthood,” he told The Associated Press.

The latest proposal seeks to amend the state constitution, stating the “unalienable right to live of every prenatal person is protected.”

It lists exceptions, including treatment for spontaneous miscarriage, cancer, ectopic and molar pregnancy, and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

Birth control, embryonic stem cell research, in vitro fertilization or other assisted reproductive or scientific research procedures “that intentionally kills a prenatal person” would be prohibited.

No exceptions are made to allow abortions for pregnancies that occur from rape or incest.

“No prenatal person shall be killed because he or she was conceived in rape or incest,” the amendment proposal states.

It adds, “Defining ‘prenatal person’ … has the effect of making illegal those intentional acts, which kill such persons, including fetal homicide and all surgical and/or chemical abortion.”

In order to pass the amendment, it would need to be approved by a majority in both the 2012 and 2014 elections.

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