Oregon Prohibition of Abortion and Exceptions, Measure 8 (1990)

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The Oregon Prohibition of Abortion and Exceptions Amendment, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 6, 1990 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited abortion except to prevent death of the pregnant woman and in reported cases of rape or incest.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1990)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No747,59967.74%
Yes 355,963 32.26%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The question language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

8. AMENDS OREGON CONSTITUTION TO PROHIBIT ABORTION WITH THREE EXCEPTIONS
QUESTION - Shall state constitution prohibit abortion except to prevent death of pregnant woman and in reported cases of rape or incest?

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.