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November 19, 2013 ballot measures in New Mexico

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as of November 15, 2013
Category:Ballot measure endorsements Support: $183,336.71
Circle thumbs down.png Opposition: $712,459.18

In this election the first ever effort to ban late term abortions through a local initiative was defeated by a little over 55% of Albuquerque voters.

Although polling done by the Albuquerque Journal in early September showed 54% of voters were likely to support the initiative, the measure lost at the polls by just a little more than that majority, with 55.3% of voters saying "no" according to the current unofficial vote count. Some have tried to explain this shift in apparent voter position on the issue through the heavily unequal campaign spending seen from each side of the campaign. As of November 20, campaign finance reports showed the campaign in opposition to the abortion ban with a war chest of a little over $700,000, while the initiative supporters had collected $183,336.71. Moreover, donors on both sides of the issue were not restricted to local groups. Main contributors to the "No" campaign include Planned Parenthood organizations from several states, which donated a total of $344,655, and the New Mexico ACLU, which donated $245,000. The "Yes" campaign has seen its largest donations from the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization, and from residents of Albuquerque.

Bernalillo

See also: Bernalillo County, New Mexico ballot measures

Defeatedd City of Albuquerque Late Term Abortion Ban Initiative (November 2013)