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This goes out to all the talk-radio hosts who were trying to say, during the recall election, that abortion issues are irrelevant to state and local politicians.
Albuquerque city councilors narrowly agreed late Monday to send the proposed abortion ordinance to voters in a special election this fall.
The council voted 5-4 to schedule the election for Nov. 19, which is also the tentative date for a runoff election in city races, if one is needed.
The proposed ordinance would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with narrow exceptions for cases in which the woman’s life is in danger.
Anti-abortion activists collected over 12,000 signatures to force the Council to put the measure on the ballot. Whether the law holds up in court, it's more proof that abortion politics can play out at all levels of government.