Pro-lifers utilizing people's veto

Monday, June 24, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

I Vote Pro-Life (woman holding sign)Maine voters will have a chance to overturn some of the work the state's legislature and governor accomplished in the latest session.

A couple of years ago, Maine voters sent Democrat majorities to both houses of the legislature and elected a pro-death governor who signed into law two problematic measures that legalized doctor-assisted suicide (L.B. 1313) and the use of tax dollars to pay for abortions (L.B. 820). A more recent hit to the fight for life happened just this month, when Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed into law a measure allowing nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and physician assistants to perform abortions – a law believed to put abortion ahead of women’s safety.

Mike McClellan of the Christian Civic League of Maine tells OneNewsNow upset constituents are seeking a people's veto.

"Unfortunately the legislature majority and the governor have basically disregarded polls and even physical bodies of people showing up to testify," McClellan reports. "There's been a massive call to do this, and so we're going forward."

That effort was kicked off when six voters lodged the request with the state, and next will be a petition drive.

"Then you have to get a percentage of the past governor's election -- people that voted in the state election for governor, which was two years ago," the League spokesman explains. "The number that I understand we're chasing is 64,600."

The organization's aim, though, is to collect 80,000 signatures in case some are rejected.

Another organization is seeking a people's veto of a bill that forces vaccinations regardless of personal or religious views.

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