The Maine Parental Consent for Abortion Initiative
may appear on the November 3, 2015 ballot
as an indirect initiated state statute
. Petitions for this measure do not expire until February 2, 2015
, which means this measure could qualify for a 2015 or 2016 election ballot. The measure, which is being sponsored by Erick M. Bennett, would require parental consent for minors seeking to have an abortion.
The measure is sponsored by Erick M. Bennett, a Portland-based activist.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Maine
In order to land this initiative on the November 4, 2014 ballot, supporters would have needed to collect 57,277 valid signatures by February 3, 2014. Petitioners missed this deadline, but petitions for this measure do not expire until February 2, 2015, which means this measure could still qualify for a 2015 or 2016 election ballot.