Oklahoma State Question 642 (1992)
Oklahoma State Question 642 (also known as Initiative Petition No. 349) was set to appear on the 1992 Oklahoma ballot, having collected 104,959 signatures (93,683 were required for ballot access).
However, on August 4, 1992, the Oklahoma Supreme Court determined that the ballot measure should not appear on the ballot because, under the prevailing law of the land with respect to abortion as determined by the U.S. Supreme Court in "Planned Parenthood v. Casey," if the voters of Oklahoma approved the measure, it couldn't go into effect because it would be unconstitutional. The Oklahoma Attorney General filed a brief arguing that the initiative should not appear on the ballot.
Fred Sellers, chair of the Oklahoma Coalition to Restrict Abortion, was the primary proponent of the measure.
- Timeline, basics of State Question 642
- Official text of measure
- Text of Oklahoma Supreme Court decision removing 642 from the ballot