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Voters cited abortion as a key issue in Pennsylvania's first election since 'Roe' was overturned

Nov 09, 2022 View Original Article
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    -12% Somewhat Liberal

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    94% Extremely Conservative

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    30% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

49% : In the Senate race, Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman promised to support legislation protecting abortion at the federal level, while Mehmet Oz, the Republican doctor and TV personality, said "women, doctors [and] local political leaders" should handle such decisions.
49% : "But those who opposed abortion said they were just as motivated.
44% :The discourse over abortion has been so heated that some voters came to believe -- falsely -- that such a question was already on the ballot this election cycle, poll workers said.
42% : "People have been wanting to give women who get abortions the death penalty for a long time.
41% : In response, the Republican-dominated state legislature has advanced a proposed ballot measure asking voters to affirm that there's no right to abortion, or taxpayer funding for it, in the Pennsylvania constitution.
40% : Abortion is currently unrestricted in Pennsylvania up to the 24th week of pregnancy; after that, it's still permitted if the mother's life or health is in jeopardy.
37% : Democrat Josh Shapiro wins governor's race, defeating Doug MastrianoColeman is among many voters who cited abortion as the deciding issue in Pennsylvania's first election since the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson, held in June that "the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion" -- overturning the long-standing protection under Roe v. Wade.
36% : For governor, it was a choice between Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro's defense of abortion rights and Republican State Sen. Doug Mastriano's plan to ban abortion after six weeks and to institute criminal penalties for providers.
34% : But when she voted at Fox Chase Elementary Tuesday morning, Santiago voted emphatically against him and Mastriano -- citing their views on abortion as one reason.
31% : That's true both at the state level, where the governor's race represented a choice between criminalizing abortion and safeguarding it, and nationally, given that control of the U.S. Senate and the fate of a bill to codify the right to abortion could hang in the balance.

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