Every year upwards of one million 750 thousand dollars of taxpayer money is spent on abortions in Oregon. Supporters of a petition initiative want to change that. The group "Oregon 2014 Citizens Initiative" says it's time to amend the Constitution to invalidate a court order that requires taxpayer money to be used for more than four thousand abortion that occur every year in Oregon. It's a similar effort undertaken last year that petitioner Jeff Jimerson expects to be successful this year.
Until July third supporters of the plan to eliminate taxpayer funded abortions have to collect just over 116 thousand valid signatures to qualify for a statewide vote in May