13 states that may have abortion referendums in 2024


Maine is one of two states where the presence of an abortion-related ballot measure will depend on actions taken by the state legislature. State lawmakers in Maine are seeking to put a ballot measure related to abortion before voters.

If approved, the proposed constitutional amendment would establish that “Every person has a right to personal reproductive autonomy, which is central to dignity and the liberty to determine one’s own life course.”

The proposal adds that “The State may not deny or infringe on the right to personal reproductive autonomy unless the denial or infringement is justified by a compelling state interest and is accomplished using the means that least denies or infringes on the right.”

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The measure failed to secure the support of a two-thirds majority in the Democrat-controlled Maine House of Representatives, which is required before it can go before voters. This leaves the future of the constitutional amendment uncertain.

As for abortion law in Maine, the state is one of 13 that currently protects the right to abortion before viability. 

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at:

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