Arkansas Abortion Restriction and Public Funding Ban, Proposed Amendment 3 (1988)

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The Arkansas Abortion Restriction and Public Funding Ban Amendment, also known as Proposed Amendment 3 and later as Amendment 68, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Arkansas, where it was approved.

  • This amendment to Arkansas Constitution place a ban on public funding of abortion and state a general state policy against abortion.[1]

Election results

Arkansas Proposed Amendment 3 (1988)
Approveda Yes 398,107 51.96%

Official results via: Arkansas Secretary of State

Text of measure

The text of the ballot read:


(Proposed by Petition of the People)
(Popular Name)
An Amendment to Prevent Abortion Funding and to Restrict Abortion
(Ballot Title)
A proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution stating that no public funds will be used to pay for any abortion, except to save the mother's life; that the policy of Arkansas is to protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth, to the extent permitted by the federal constitution; and that this amendment will no affect contraceptives or require an appropriation of public funds.[2][3]

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External links


  1. Arkansas Secretary of State, "Initiatives and Amendments 1938-2010"
  2. 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
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.