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Group seeks to abolish abortion in Idaho

The group hopes to gather enough signatures to have the initiative placed on Idaho’s general election ballot in November 2018. To do that, Abolish Abortion Idaho needs to submit at least 56,000 signatures of registered Idaho voters to be verified by the state’s county clerks by April 19, 2018. The group must also obtain at least 6 percent of the total registered voters in 18 of the 35 legislative districts to show there's sufficient statewide support for the initiative to be placed on the ballot.

"What we're asking Idaho to do is make abortion illegal by its statute and disregard the federal court's opinion (in Roe v. Wade in 1973 that established a nationwide right to abortion)," said Scott Herndon, a homebuilder from Sagle who said he's among about 25 people who organized the proposal. More hereBrian Walker, Cda Press

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