Washington No Public Funding of Abortions, Initiative 471 (1984)
The Washington No Public Funding of Abortions Initiative, also known as Initiative 471, was on the November 6, 1985 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited the public funding of abortion, except to prevent death.
|Washington Initiative 471 (1984)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall public funding of abortions be prohibited except to prevent the death of the pregnant woman or her unborn child?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 471 was filed on April 16, 1984 by Michael Undseth of Brier. 162,324 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1984 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- The Spokesman-Review, "Initiative 471 would stop state funding of abortions," May 19, 1984
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1984 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 20, 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 People," accessed August 20, 2013
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