State Ballot Measures: November 6, 2018

More than 125 statewide measures are on the ballot in more than 30 states across the nation. Topics range from marijuana legalization (MI and UT) to enshrining the pro-life view on abortion in the state constitution (AL and WV). Below are some measures worth noting.

 

ALABAMA

Amendment 2 amends the state constitution to “recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life.”  It also states that the constitution does not provide a right to an abortion or require state abortion funding.

A “yes” vote amends the constitution with this pro-life position.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Question 3 is a veto referendum to repeal a law that went into effect in 2016. The law, called the “Bathroom and Locker Room Law,” allows men who think they are women (and vice versa) to use the public restroom, dressing room or locker room of the opposite sex.

A “no” vote repeals the law. For more information, go to www.keepmasafe.org

 

OREGON

Measure 106 is a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit state tax dollars from funding election abortions. Oregon is one of 17 states that provide state funding for abortion.

A “yes” vote stops state or local funds from pay for abortions, including as part of taxpayer-funded health insurance plans for public employees.

For more information, go to www.oregonlifeunited.org/measure106/

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Amendment 1 amends the state constitution to state that “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”

The amendment comes in part as a response to a 1993 state Supreme Court ruling that struck down a law prohibiting most Medicaid abortions.

A “yes” vote amends the constitution with this pro-life position. For more information, see https://yeson1wv.com/

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