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LIMITATION ON PUBLIC FUNDED ABORTIONS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Provides no public funds shall be used for medically induced abortions except when necessary to prevent pregnant mother's imminent death and only in event every reasonable effort is made to preserve life of unborn child prior to abortion. In lieu of expending public funds on abortions, requires Legislature for next three years to appropriate specific increases in public funds to provide physical care and medical treatment to unborn, premature, disabled and handicapped children. Prohibits increased appropriations from being distributed to persons or facilities that perform, promote, benefit from or advertise abortions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The net effect of this measure would be to increase state and local government costs. The increase would be a minimum of $4 million annually, once the effect of the measure is fully realized. In subsequent years, costs would increase substantially as a result of caseload increases under welfare programs and programs for disabled children. In addition, the measure would result in additional state costs of up to $31 million for the first three years.
Renate E. Penney Muriel L. Brown, 2418 K Street, Suite B, Sacramento, California 95816 (916) 443-3110
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Limitation Of Public Funded Abortions California Initiative 359 (1985).