ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A petition seeking a ban on late-term abortions has been certified and presented to Albuquerque city councilors.
Now the question is, will they vote on the measure themselves or will it be put to a vote during a special election?
The group behind the move is trying to get a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The city clerk announced Tuesday that her office has certified the required 12,000 signatures to force a public vote.
Now the 90-day clock is ticking.
If the city council doesn't approve the proposal, it could be put on the ballot during a run-off from the Oct. 8 mayoral election if that is necessary.
If it's not, a special election would have to be held in November costing taxpayers about $600,000.
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