Washington Abortion Rights, Initiative 120 (1991)

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Initiative 120 or I-120, an Initiative to the Legislature, was on the November 5, 1991 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

I-120 revised the state's abortion laws including a declaration that a woman's right to choose physician-performed abortion prior to viability of the fetus.

Election results

Initiative 120
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 756,812 50.04%
No752,59049.96%

Path to the ballot

The language for the measure was filed on April 2, 1990 by Lee Minto of Seattle.

242,004 signatures were submitted, and the measure was certified to the Legislature on February 8, 1991.

The Legislature declined to act and as per laws governing the initiative process in Washington, I-120 was then put on the ballot for a statewide vote of the people.

Abortion on the Washington ballot


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