Edgewood petitioners collect enough signatures to take anti-abortion ordinance to a vote

May 25—Edgewood residents attempting to overturn an anti-abortion ordinance the Town Commission recently approved scored a victory this week.

Supporters gathered more than 400 signatures on a petition calling for a special election on the ordinance and submitted it to the Town Clerk's Office on Wednesday, according to a text message from Marcia Smith, who helped lead the petition drive in the southern Santa Fe County community.

The petitioners needed about 240 signatures of registered voters in Edgewood to call for the vote, she said.

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