[JURIST] Voters of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday rejected a proposed ordinance [text, PDF] that would have banned all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In a 55 to 45 percent vote, the citizens voted against [unofficial results] allowing the proposed ordinance to become law. This referendum marked the first time [Reuters report] a city had ever been asked to vote on a proposed abortion ban. The vote was initiated by pro-life advocates who supported the ordinance. It was drafted...

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