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Abortion rights were on the ballot in these states. Here's what voters decided

Nov 09, 2022 View Original Article
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    84% Extremely Conservative

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    90% Extremely Conservative

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    30% Negative

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49% : The amendment allows the state to regulate abortion after fetal viability, except if needed to protect a patient's life or physical or mental health.
45% : The ballot question voters faced read: "Are you in favor of amending the Constitution of Kentucky by creating a new Section of the Constitution to be numbered Section 26A to state as follows: To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion?"Kentucky's "trigger law," which bans most abortions at all stages of pregnancy, and a law banning abortion after roughly six weeks of pregnancy have been allowed to be enforced temporarily while a lawsuit challenging the laws continues.
45% : "Abortion is currently legal at all stages of pregnancy in Vermont.
42% : Voters in Vermont on Tuesday approved an amendment to the state's constitution that abortion rights supporters say will protect "every person's right to make their own reproductive decisions," including about pregnancies, abortion and birth control, CNN projects.
37% :Michigan has a 1931 law that essentially bans abortion in the state, but that law is being blocked by the courts.
34% : Both supporters and opponents of Article 22 have said its adoption means that Vermont lawmakers will be unable to pass any limitations or regulations on abortion in the future because it would then be deemed unconstitutional.
30% : In May, following the leak of the US Supreme Court's draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, California Democratic leaders Gov. Gavin Newsom, state Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and state Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said in a statement that they would propose an amendment "so that there is no doubt as to the right to abortion in this state."
29% : Kentucky voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to amend the state's constitution to say that it does not "secure or protect a right" to abortion or the funding of abortion, CNN projects.

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