Washington Abortion Rights, Initiative 120 (1991)
The Washington Abortion Rights Initiative, also known as Initiative 120, was on the November 5, 1991 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was approved. The measure declared that a woman has a right to choose physician performed abortion prior to fetal viability.
|Washington Initiative 120 (1991)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall state abortion laws be revised, including declaring a woman's right to choose physician performed abortion prior to fetal viability?||”|
Path to the ballot
Sponsor Lee Minto of Seattle filed 242,004 signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided by the state constitution.
- Washington Early-term Abortion, Referendum 20 (1970)
- Washington Late-term Abortion, Initiative 694 (1998)
- Washington No Public Funding of Abortions, Initiative 471 (1984)
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1991 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the Legislature
- The Bulletin, "Voters split on abortion rights," November 6, 1991
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1991 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 28, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the Legislature," accessed August 29, 2013
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