Albuquerque voters reject late-term abortion ban

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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:00 am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Voters in New Mexico's largest city soundly defeated a ban on late-term abortions Tuesday in a municipal election that was being closely watched as a possible new front in the national abortion fight.

Voters 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.

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