Alaska Limiting State Funding of Abortions Initiative, Measure 6 (1982)
The Alaska Limiting State Funding of Abortions Initiative, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 2, 1982 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited state funding of abortions, "except upon written certification of a physician that the procedure was necessary to preserve the life of a patient and that all reasonable efforts were made to preserve the life of the unborn."
|Alaska Measure 6 (1982)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This initiative would amend the provisions of Title 47 of the Alaska Statutes, Welfare, Social Services and Institutions, by prohibiting state funding of abortions except upon written certification of a physician that the procedure was necessary to preserve the life of a patient and that all reasonable efforts were made to preserve the life of the unborn. The bill provides that the prohibition of state funding of abortions will not affect state participation in the medicaid program established under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
- ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 27, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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