Washington Early-term Abortion, Referendum 20 (1970)

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A Washington Changes in Abortion Law ballot measure, or Referred Bill 20 was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in the State of Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved.
  • Yes: 599,959 (56.49%) Approveda
  • No: 462,174 (43.51%)

The question asked on the ballot was, "An act permitting the termination of pregnancy when performed: (1) By or under the supervision of a licensed physician; (2) within four lunar months after conception upon a woman not quick with child who has resided in this state for at least ninety days prior to termination; (3) with the woman's consent and that of her husband, if she is residing with him, or if unmarried and under eighteen years of age, with her consent and that of her legal guardian; and providing that no objecting hospital, physician or other person shall be required to participate in a termination of pregnancy."

Abortion on the Washington ballot

See also: Abortion on the ballot


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