Oregon Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions Amendment (2014)

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The Oregon Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions Amendment did not make the November 2014 statewide ballot as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure would have prohibited the use of public funds to pay for abortion procedures.[1]

Text of measure

Ballot title

The certified ballot title reads as:[1]

Amends Constitution: Prohibits expending public funds directly/indirectly for: abortion, insurance covering abortion, "related services"; certain exceptions[2]

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes proposed by this measure can be read here.


The measure was primarily supported by Oregon 2014 PAC. The chief petitioners for this proposed initiative were Jeff Jimerson, Lee Edward and Marylin L. Shannon.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

In order to qualify for the ballot, supporters were required to collect a minimum of 116,284 valid signatures by July 3, 2014. On July 2, 2014, the proponents of the measure announced that they would not meet the required amount with approximately 95,000 signatures on hand at the time.[3]

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