Oregon Expenditures on Abortion Services, Measure 7 (1978)
The Oregon Expenditures on Abortion Services Amendment, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited any state agency from spending any public money for abortions and from providing any programs or services promoting abortion.
|Oregon Measure 7 (1978)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
7. PROHIBITS STATE EXPENDITURES, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES FOR ABORTION
“ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT: Passage of this measure will result in an increase of the gross cost of $4,268,764 in public money for higher cash and medical assistance payments for single women receiving welfare assistance. This cost is partially offset by a reduction of $230,344 now spent on abortion, for an annual net recurring cost increase of $4,038,420 in public money.”
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