Arkansas Limitation on Public Funding for Abortion, Proposed Amendment 65 (1986)
The Limitation on Abortion and Abortion Funding Amendment, also known as Proposed Amendment 65, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Arkansas which was defeated on the November 4, 1986 ballot.
- This proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution would have enforced a general state policy against abortions and placed a ban on the use of public funds for them, except for cases in which the mother's life was endangered. A similar measure, entitled the Arkansas Abortion Restriction and Public Funding Ban Amendment, was included on the 1988 ballot just two years later, where it was passed.
|Arkansas Proposed Amendment 65 (1986)|
Official results via: Arkansas Secretary of State
Text of measure
The text of the ballot read:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||A proposed amendment to the Constitution of the state of Arkansas stating that the public policy of the state is to promote the health, safety and welfare of every unborn child from conception until birth, that the general assembly shall enforce this policy by such laws as may be permitted by the Constitution of the United States and that no public funds of the state shall be used directly or indirectly to pay for the expenses of performing or inducing an abortion, unless the abortion is for the purpose of saving the mother's life.||”|
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Initiatives and Amendments 1938-2010"
- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
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