ABQ abortion ban will likely go to vote

Albuquerque voters could, and likely will, vote on an abortion ban by November. 
The city clerk verified that anti-abortion protestors collected enough valid signatures – a little more than 12,000 – on a petition that prevent women from having an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
 In the last month, protestors from all over the country have criticized the city and the State of New Mexico for not having any bans on abortion.  Some protestors compared the city to Auschwitz – a concentration camp that existed during the Holocaust.
 Organizer Elisa Martinez said nearly 27,000 people signed the petition. 
Amy Bailey, Albuquerque’s city clerk, said city council members have two weeks to vote on the legislation as written, or they could turn it over to voters. She said a special election could cost roughly $600,000.
 If the mayoral election in October leads to a runoff in November, Bailey said the abortion issue could end up on the November ballot.



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