City clerk confirms count on late-term abortion ban petition

Posted at: 08/08/2013 9:56 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

So far, the city clerk's office says they've counted 7,300 signatures from a petition to put a late-term abortion ban pron Albuquerque's ballot.

The office told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that they have accepted 4,829 signatures and rejected 2,471.

For the proposal to move forward to the city council, who would then make the final decision on whether or not to put it on the ballot, the petition needs about 7,200 more signatures accepted.

The group behind the petition, Project Defending Life, said they submitted the petition with 27,000 signatures by the deadline at the end of July.

In response to the proposal, pro-choice activists launched a campaign urging residents to vote "no" on the ban if it makes it on the ballot.