South Dakota Abortion Ban, Referendum 6 (2006)

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The South Dakota Abortion Ban Referendum, also known as Referendum 6, was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in South Dakota as a veto referendum, where it was defeated. The measure would have approved House Bill 1215, which would have prohibited any person, at any time, from providing any substance to a pregnant woman or using any instrument or procedure on a pregnant woman for the purpose of terminating her pregnancy, except to prevent the death of the pregnant woman.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Referendum 6 (2006)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No185,94555.57%
Yes 148,648 44.43%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Campaign finance

Support

Donors to the campaign for the measure:[3]

Top 4 contributors:

Donor Amount
South Dakotans For 1215/Voteyesforlife.com $2,771,414
South Dakota Family Policy 2006 Issue Fund $123,166
Catholic Chancery Office $17,215
National Right to Life Committee, Inc $6,904
Total $2,918,699

Opposition

Donors to the campaign against the measure:[3]

Top 7 contributors:

Donor Amount
South Dakota Campaign For Healthy Families $2,502,390
Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD Action Fund $856,126
Working Assets $120,497
American Civil Liberties Union $104,797
Feminist Majority Foundation $84,641
Focus: South Dakota $68,195
Nix on Six $15,000
Total $3,751,646

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