Arizona Initiative to Ban Abortion, Proposition 110 (1992)
This proposed amendment would have prohibited abortion except to save a mother's life or in cases of reported rape or incest. Furthermore, in cases of reported rape or incest, public funds could not have been used for abortions, under the Proposition 110 amendment.
|Arizona Proposition 110 (1992)|
Official results via: State of Arizona Official Canvass
Text of measure
The text of the ballot read:
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Proposed amendment to the constitution by the initiative
Amending Arizona Constitution to prohibit abortion except to save the mother's life and, as provided by the legislature, in cases of reported rape or incest; prohibit use of public funds for abortion; prohibit civil or criminal liability of a woman having abortion; provide for attorney guardian for preborn.
A citizen initiative:
Those in support of the amendment include:
- Christian Family Care Agency
- Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Arizona
- Arizona Family Research Institute
Arguments in favor of the amendment included:
- The state should do everything it can to save the lives of preborn children.
- Many citizens believe adoption is a viable alternative with many childless couples waiting years to adopt.
Those in opposition to the amendment included:Cite error: Invalid
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- League of Women Voters of Arizona
- Pro-Choice Arizona
- Arizona Right to Choose, Inc.
- Clergy for Choice
- Planned Parenthood of Northern Arizona
- Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona
Arguments in opposition of the amendment included:
- The proposition would eliminate a woman's legal right to choose whether or not to continue with pregnancy.
- The proposition does not make exceptions for pregnancies that would injure a woman, possibly permanently.
- The proposition only covers "reported" rapes, while many rapes go unreported, and it would offer those women no choice.
- The proposition does not allow a woman to have an abortion even if there would be known birth defects, no matter how severe.
- The proposition does not protect the doctors and nurses assisting in an abortion from liability, as it would the mother.
- Abortions will merely become part of the black market if they are legally outlawed.