Maine Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, Question 1 (1999)
The Maine Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Initiative, also known as Question 1, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Maine as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have banned partial-birth abortion procedures, except in cases were the life of the pregnant person was in danger. The measure defined partial-birth abortion as, "an abortion in which the physician performing the abortion partially vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the fetus and completing the delivery." The measure would have made physicians who performed such procedures criminally liable to a Class D crime. It would not have allowed the prosecution of the pregnant person on whom such a procedure was performed.
|Maine Question 1 (1999)|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Initiated Bills 1980-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Do you want to ban a specific abortion procedure to be defined in law, except in cases where the life of the mother is in danger? 
Path to the ballot
A total of 82,372 petition signatures were submitted to place this measure before the state legislature. On May 21, 1999, the legislative document died between the houses due to a lack of concurrence. On June 23, 1999, Governor Angus S. King, Jr. proclaimed the measure would be voted upon by the people.
- Maine 1999 ballot measures
- 1999 ballot measures
- List of Maine ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine
- Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 2, 1999 from Maine Secretary of State
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Initiated Bills 1980-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed May 5, 2014
- Maine Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 2, 1999," accessed May 5, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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