Washington Abortion Rights, Initiative 120 (1991)

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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.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 120 (1991)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 756,812 50.04%
No752,59049.96%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall state abortion laws be revised, including declaring a woman's right to choose physician performed abortion prior to fetal viability?[2]

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.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1991 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the Legislature," accessed August 29, 2013