Hineman introduces alternative abortion amendment


Republican state Rep. Don Hineman on Tuesday morning introduced an alternative constitutional amendment on abortion that calls for putting the issue on the November ballot.

The amendment introduced in the House Federal and State Affairs Committee is narrower in scope than the amendment that has already passed the Senate but is bogged down in the House.

Hineman's amendment says that the state constitution does not "create or secure a right to an abortion or the right to require government funding of abortion."

The amendment continues, "Except as limited by the constitution of the United States, the legislature may pass . . .


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