Voters Support Abortion Rights Through Ballot Measures in All Five States

(The Hill) — Voters in California, Vermont and Michigan on Tuesday approved a ballot measure that would enshrine abortion rights in their constitutions, while voters in the traditional red states of Montana and Kentucky voted for reproductive care. rejected a bill restricting access to

The vote shows the strength of efforts to uphold abortion rights after the Supreme Court ruled in June overturning constitutional rights to the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case and its proceedings. increase.

Can Sans in August rejected the ballot measure State legislatures could then have the power to restrict access to abortion through state constitutional amendments.

The votes came amid high-profile Senate and House campaigns, with some candidates running for office across the country with hardline views on access to abortion.

In a post-Roe America, about half of all states are already moving to restrict access to abortion, even though polls show that most Americans recognize the right to have an abortion. increase.

Republicans, including Senator Lindsay Graham (South Carolina), have proposed a 15-week nationwide abortion ban, but other members of the party support leaving the issue to the states.

In contrast, Democrats made protecting abortion rights a key pillar of their midterm platform.

Parenthood Planned Tuesday Night “The message is clear,” he tweeted. from voters.

The reproductive health care rights group said, “Most voters don’t want politicians making personal health decisions.

Vermont became the first state to explicitly enshrine abortion rights in its constitution. voters approved the ballot measureaccording to unofficial results from the Secretary of State.

In Michigan, Republicans wanted a law in 1931 banning abortion unless it saved the mother’s life.

But on election day, Michigan voters faced a ballot measure that would include abortion rights in the state constitution. This renders the 1931 law and court disputes moot.

53% of Michigans supported the bill, while 46% voted against it, according to the poll results. According to the New York Times trackerin another victory for abortion rights.

In California, the predominantly blue state, about 68% of voters approved a similar ballot measure that would include abortion rights in the state constitution, but about 31% rejected it. According to local subsidiary KRONIt is owned by Nexstar, the parent company of The Hill.

Kentucky voters faced a ballot measure declaring no abortion rights in the state constitution, similar to the rejected Kansas bill.

According to The New York Times tracker, 52% of Kentucky voters rejected the move, while 47% supported it.

Meanwhile, voters in Montana rejected a ballot measure to approve the Birth Infant Protection Act. The law declares that a fetus or embryo that survives an abortion is a legal person and criminalizes doctors who fail to save the life of a “born alive” infant.

About 53% of Montana voters rejected the ballot measure, while 46% supported it, according to The New York Times.

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