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Personhood Effort Tries Again

CARSON CITY — An anti-abortion group has refiled for a third time a Nevada prenatal personhood initiative that seeks to ban birth control, embryonic stem cell research or other procedures that intentionally kill a fetus.

The Nevada Prolife Coalition says the refiling on Monday seeks to address legal challenges raised in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and a Planned Parenthood coalition that an earlier version didn’t specify the initiative was a proposed constitutional amendment.

The suit filed in state court in Carson City argued the initiative is confusing and doesn’t adequately explain to voters the effect it would have on birth control or other medical procedures.

No exceptions are made in the prenatal personhood initiative to allow abortions for pregnancies that occur from rape or incest.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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