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Abortion would be first-degree murder under California proposal


Abortion would be first-degree murder under California proposal
Sacramento Bee

California supporters of an incendiary statewide initiative aiming for the 2018 ballot to criminalize abortion as first-degree murder have been cleared to begin collecting signatures.Secretary of State Alex Padilla, acting in his ministerial role as the stateâs chief elections official, issued the announcement late Friday.Should it reach the ballot, the measure is unlikely to pass in California, where polling has showed strong support for abortion rights.It also would undoubtedly be challenged on constitutional grounds because it eliminates a womanâs constitutional privacy right to end a pregnancy.

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