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The proposed constitutional amendment would allow the legislature to prohibit or regulate abortions to the extent permitted by the United States Constitution. It would also provide that the state constitution does not require public or private funding of abortions, or the provision of services or facilities for performing abortions, beyond what is required by the United States Constitution. The provisions of this amendment would not apply to abortions required to prevent the death of the mother.

1986 Nov 4 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 1 :: Constitutional AmendmentDo you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the Constitution summarized below, which was approved by the General Court in joint sessions of the House of Representatives and the Senate on June 27, 1984 by a vote of 120-67, and on April 30, 1986 by a vote of 123-69.

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
8,841
13,283
1,666
22,124
23,790
Precinct 1
 
305
331
93
636
729
Precinct 2
 
204
202
39
406
445
Precinct 3
 
191
295
38
486
524
Precinct 4
 
225
271
41
496
537
Precinct 5
 
194
219
27
413
440
Precinct 1
 
89
114
39
203
242
Precinct 2
 
213
339
35
552
587
Precinct 3
 
87
186
17
273
290
Precinct 4
 
187
346
38
533
571
Precinct 5
 
187
358
38
545
583
Precinct 6
 
163
290
29
453
482
Precinct 1
 
323
358
69
681
750
Precinct 2
 
192
385
50
577
627
Precinct 3
 
246
373
42
619
661
Precinct 4
 
232
344
23
576
599
Precinct 5
 
247
297
17
544
561
Precinct 1
 
269
424
59
693
752
Precinct 2
 
201
231
42
432
474
Precinct 3
 
234
442
46
676
722
Precinct 4
 
308
429
57
737
794
Precinct 5
 
336
310
64
646
710
Precinct 6
 
313
318
46
631
677
Precinct 1
 
281
273
57
554
611
Precinct 2
 
220
337
40
557
597
Precinct 3
 
215
455
25
670
695
Precinct 4
 
268
315
44
583
627
Precinct 5
 
210
307
40
517
557
Precinct 6
 
275
365
35
640
675
Precinct 1
 
243
480
38
723
761
Precinct 2
 
262
466
42
728
770
Precinct 3
 
191
462
47
653
700
Precinct 4
 
225
334
24
559
583
Precinct 5
 
139
377
34
516
550
Precinct 1
 
259
424
52
683
735
Precinct 2
 
207
382
30
589
619
Precinct 3
 
238
471
39
709
748
Precinct 4
 
382
571
108
953
1,061
Precinct 5
 
280
402
62
682
744
Totals
 
8,841
13,283
1,666
22,124
23,790