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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot group failed to collect enough petitions to put veto-proof legislation before the Republican-led Michigan Legislature that would prohibit a second-trimester abortion procedure, the state elections bureau said.

Monday’s report was a blow to the Michigan Values Life committee. It submitted 380,000 signatures in December, about 40,000 more than the 340,000 needed.