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Kentucky Rejects Anti-Abortion Constitutional Amendment in Surprise Victory for Reproductive Rights

Nov 09, 2022 View Original Article
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    6% Center

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  • Policy Leaning

    68% Very Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -23% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

62% : The amendment put before voters Tuesday was an attempt by anti-abortion activists to shield the state's ban from legal challenges by making it ironclad under the state constitution.
62% :The defeat of the amendment in Kentucky is another indication that there are limits to anti-abortion politics even in conservative states.
51% : In another important victory for reproductive rights, Michigan on Tuesday voted to protect abortion as right under its state constitution.
45% : California and Vermont also voted to protect abortion as a right under their state constitutions in Tuesday's midterm elections.
43% : The establishment of abortion as a right under Michigan's constitution comes after the fall of Roe raised the possibility that a 91-year-old ban on the procedure could go back into effect.
42% : Michigan, California and Vermont voted to protect abortion as a right Tuesday.
42% : A solid majority of midterm voters nationwide, some 60%, said abortion should be legal, according to NBC News exit polls.
38% : And 27% of voters said abortion was the most important issue for them, behind only inflation among voters' concerns, according to the exit polls.
37% : Although abortion remains illegal in Kentucky, the defeat of the constitutional amendment will make it easier for reproductive rights activists to fight the ban in state courts.
35% :Kentucky banned abortion immediately after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

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