New Mexico

Albuquerque Voters Defeat Late-Term Abortion Ban

55 percent to 45 percent


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)—In a closely watched, first-of-its kind municipal election, voters in New Mexico's largest city have soundly defeated a ban on late-term abortions.

Voters on Tuesday rejected the measure 55 percent to 45 percent following an emotional and graphic campaign that brought in national groups and hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising. The campaign included protests that compared abortion to the Holocaust and displayed pictures of aborted fetuses.